Government Links

Useful resource links to Governmental agencies. There are a number of Links which will direct you to the relevant home pages and PDF's which will direct you to key information and documentation for reading or downloading.

 Link and Description           

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (the Institute) is an Australian Government statutory agency in the portfolio of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. It was established in February 1980 under the Australian Family Law Act 1975. The Director is Alan Hayes. Our role is to conduct research and communicate findings that affect family wellbeing to: policy makers; service providers; and the broader community.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is a major national agency set up by the Australian Government under the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act to provide reliable, regular and relevant information and statistics on Australia's health and welfare.They are an independent statutory authority.
In NSW, Community Services administers Children’s Services Regulation 2004 (the Regulation) that governs children's services.
The Regulation covers areas such as the staff who work in services and their level of qualification, the size of a service and the ratio of staff to children, physical requirements of building spaces and equipment, health and safety and administrative requirements


As part of the implementation of Keep Them Safe, the NSW Government’s response to the Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in NSW, services funded under the Community Services Grants Program (CSGP) are being realigned to reflect State Plan priorities and Keep Them Safe directions.

Our purpose is improving the lives of Australians by creating opportunities for economic and social participation by individuals, families and communities
The document sets out the current procedures of the Child Protection Investigation Directorate (CPID) in investigating all allegations of child abuse of a sexual, physical or non-physical nature by an employee. It outlines the legislation that governs the Department's handling of allegations against DET employees in the area of child protection matters.


Keep Them Safe: A shared approach to child wellbeing is the NSW Government’s five-year plan to fundamentally change the way children and families are supported and protected. Its aim is to improve the safety, welfare and wellbeing of all children and young people in New South Wales. This website provides information for mandatory reporters in government agencies and non-government organisations about the new child protection system, including resources, training materials, and our email newsletter.
NCPC is an information, advisory and research unit focused on child abuse prevention, child protection and out-of-home care.
The NSW Children's Guardian is a government department set up to promote the best interests and rights of children and young people in out-of-home care in New South Wales. The Children's Guardian is part of Communities NSW.

The Children's Guardian is an independent organisation that reports directly to the Minister for Community Services. The Children's Guardian can make special reports to the Minister or directly to the Parliament of NSW.
Community Services promotes the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and works to build stronger families and communities. We provide child protection services, parenting support and early intervention, foster care, adoption services and help for communities affected by disaster.


The NSW Standards for Statutory Out-of-Home Care are used by the Children's Guardian for the accreditation and quality of statutory out-of-home-care services in NSW

The Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in New South Wales was established on 14 November 2007. The New South Wales Governor commissioned the Hon James Wood AO QC to conduct an inquiry to determine what changes within the child protection system are required to cope with future levels of demand once the current reforms to that system are completed PDF link to Children and Yound Persons Amendment (Wood Inquiry Recommendations) Regulation 2010 .


Last updated 26 August 2011