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The Office of the Children’s Guardian operates under a framework of legislation.

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The Office of the Children’s Guardian is established under the Children’s Guardian Act 2019. Our legislative framework also includes other Acts and Regulations relating to child protection and working with children.

The Children’s Guardian reports to Parliament and the Minister for Families and Communities; Minister for Disability Services.

The Joint Parliamentary Committee on Children and Young People monitors the administration of the Working with Children Check.

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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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