You will require this registration if you intend to provide voluntary out-of-home care services for children and young people in New South Wales (NSW).
Out-of-home care programs provide care to children and young people who may not be able to live safely at home or who have been placed in someone else's care by the NSW Children's Court (statutory out-of-home care) or by the parents (voluntary out-of-home care).
There are two types of out-of-home care services that require accreditation / registration:
- Statutory out-of-home care is provided to children and young people for at least 14 days when the Children's Court makes an order, or the young person is designated a 'protected person'. This will require accreditation.
- Voluntary out-of-home care is arranged between a parent and an organisation when there are no concerns for the child's safety. This will require registration.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.