New Children’s Guardian appointed
Stephen Kinmond OAM will start his 5-year term as NSW Children’s Guardian on 16 January 2023.
Announcing the appointment, Minister for Families and Communities Natasha Maclaren-Jones said, 'Mr Kinmond has extensive experience in child protection and with oversight bodies, including as CEO of the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) and as Deputy Ombudsman.'
'Throughout his 40 years of experience in the sector, Mr Kinmond has worked with government and non-government agencies and demonstrated a strong commitment to robust regulatory oversight,' Ms Maclaren-Jones said.
Ms Maclaren-Jones thanked Janet Schorer for her contribution as Children’s Guardian over the previous 5 years.
Richard Weston will continue as Acting Children’s Guardian until Mr Kinmond takes up his new role.