The new Children’s Guardian Act commences 1 March 2020, bringing together existing legislation under one Act, and expanding and strengthening the NSW Reportable Conduct Scheme.

Powers and functions of the Children’s Guardian from the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 and the Adoption Act 2000 will be consolidated into the Children’s Guardian Act 2019

The Reportable Conduct Scheme will be extended to include the religious and faith-based sector not captured under the existing scheme. This is in line with recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Find out about the Reportable Conduct Scheme