Statutory out-of-home care and adoption

We oversee statutory out-of-home care and adoption services in NSW, helping to keep children safe when they're unable to live at home.

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To provide statutory out-of-home care or adoption services in NSW, agencies must first be accredited by the Children's Guardian. Agencies that are accredited to provide statutory out-of-home care are known as designated agencies.

About statutory out-of-home care and adoption

How we accredit and monitor adoption and out-of-home care agencies and carers.


Resources to help agencies meet their obligations and work together to keep children safe. 

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