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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You can now renew your WWCC by using digital proof of identity – no need to visit a Service NSW Centre.
How to renew using digital proof of identity (POI)

You will need:

  • A MyServiceNSW account with the WWCC service added
  • 3 current identity documents including a NSW driver licence or photo card
  • a device with a working front camera for face verification.

If you're renewing a paid WWCC, you will also need a credit card, debit card, PayPal or PayID account.

If you have an expired WWCC clearance or have changed your name on your identity documents since the last time you renewed your WWCC, you can't renew using digital proof of identity.

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