AGH Camps Pty Ltd has a responsibility to promote a safe environment for all participants in our business. We must also assist staff in recognising and reporting suspected child abuse.
Legislation has been passed, which provides a set framework for agencies that work with children, in relation to establishing and implementing child protection and intervention strategies. The policies cover key issues such as employment screening, and the notification of child abuse allegations.
The NSW Office of Children’s Guardian is responsible for overseeing and upholding child protection in NSW. Numerous Acts (laws) help to govern and guide the process of child protection including:
The Office of the Children’s Guardian was established by the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998.
On 1 March 2020, the Children’s Guardian Act 2019 came into effect. Powers and functions of the Children’s Guardian from the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 and Adoption Act 2000 were consolidated into the new Act.
The Guardian also administers the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.
The Guardian administers the following Regulations:
Regulations under Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 and Adoption Act 2000 remain in force until new Regulations are made under the new Act.
AGH Camps will follow any guidelines set forward by the Office of Children’s Guardian in relation to monitoring and reporting .
All AGH staff are required to have a current Working With Children (WWC) license which has been cleared through the Office of Children’s Guardian. This information is stored in the cloud and periodically monitored