Policy and procedural information for organisations providing specialised substitute residential care to children and young people.
The Office of the Children’s Guardian monitors organisations that provide or supervise specialised substitute residential care under the Children’s Guardian Act 2019 and Children’s Guardian Regulation 2022.
Organisations that provide specialised substitute residential care must:
complete the self-assessment
ensure they comply with the Code of Practice
apply for access to the SSRC register.
The self-assessment can be completed online.
While employees or external consultants may provide assisstance in completing the Child Safe Self-Assessment, it is a requirement of the SSRC Code of Practice that the principal officer, or head of the organsation, completes the Child Safe Self-Assessment.
Please contact us to apply for access to the SSRC register email@example.com
The self-assessment must be completed within 14 days of the entity first providing specialised substitute residential care for a child.
Documents to help organisations meet their legal requirements