Last update: 14 September 2022

Voluntary out-of-home care application for registration, monitoring framework and associated documents.

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    The Office of the Children’s Guardian is responsible for registering and monitoring agencies that provide or arrange voluntary out-of-home care under the Children’s Guardian Act 2019 and Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Regulation 2012.

    Agencies intending to provide or arrange voluntary out-of-home care must first be registered by the Office of the Children's Guardian. Before submitting an application, the agency must discuss their intention to register by contacting the  Voluntary Out-of-home Care Monitoring Team of the Office of the Children's Guardian.

    The registration form is a compliance undertaking and a submission of relevant policy statements that detail an agency's practice, having regard to the voluntary out-of-home care procedures.

    The Registration and monitoring guide describes the voluntary out-of-home care monitoring framework including the registration and self-certification process.  This document should be read in conjunction with:

    • Statutory procedures for voluntary out-of-home care
    • Application for voluntary out-of-home care registration (available on request)
    • Voluntary out-of-home care register manual 

    To register to provide or arrange voluntary out-of-home care, you must contact the Office of the Children's Guardian Voluntary Out-of-home Care team on (02) 8219 3798 or email to discuss your agency’s intended voluntary out-of-home care programs and obtain a copy of the application form.

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