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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 181

Principal functions of Children's Guardian

181 Principal functions of Children's Guardian

(1) The principal functions of the Children's Guardian are as follows:
(a) to exercise functions relating to persons engaged in child-related work, including working with children check clearances, under the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 ,
(b) to promote the best interests of all children and young persons in out-of-home care,
(c) to ensure that the rights of all children and young persons in out-of-home care are safeguarded and promoted,
(d) to establish a register for the purpose of the authorisation of individuals as authorised carers, and to maintain that register, in accordance with the regulations,
(e) to accredit designated agencies and to monitor the carrying out of their responsibilities under this Act and the regulations,
(f) to register organisations that provide or arrange voluntary out-of-home care and to monitor the carrying out of their responsibilities under this Act and the regulations,
(g) to exercise functions relating to the employment of children, including the making and revocation of exemptions from the requirement to hold an employer's authority,
(h) to develop and administer a voluntary accreditation scheme for persons working with persons who have committed sexual offences against children,
(i) to develop and administer a voluntary accreditation scheme for programs for persons who have committed sexual offences against children,
(j) to encourage organisations to develop their capacity to be safe for children as referred to in section 38 of the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 ,
(k) to accredit adoption service providers under the Adoption Act 2000 and to monitor the carrying out of the responsibilities with respect to the provision of adoption services under that Act and the regulations of those providers and the Secretary.



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