Statutory out-of-home care and adoption notification forms

Last update: 01 August 2022

Forms to notify the Office of the Children’s Guardian of placement and agency updates. 

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    Changes to notifications of Alternative Care Arrangements

    Designated agencies should refer to the Guidelines for the engagement and authorisation of staff and contractors in an emergency or when sourced from a labour hire agencyThese guidelines apply when agencies place a child or young person in Alternative Care Arrangements. The guidelines have been updated to reflect the commencement of the Residential Care Workers Register. They are also available on our Resources page.

    More information about the changes in the notification of placements in Alternative Care Arrangements will be provided to designated agencies. In the meantime, if you need assistance please contact the Accreditation and Monitoring team by email

    Accredited agencies must notify the Office of the Children’s Guardian when:

    • there are changes to the agency’s Principal Officer or agency contact details
    • there is a death of a child or young person in statutory out-of-home care placed with the agency
    • a child under 12 years of age is placed in residential statutory out-of-home care with the agency, and if the placement with the agency ceases before the child turns 12.


    Submission instructions are contained within the forms. 

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