Compliance Overview

Compliance Framework
Compliance Driver Children's Guardian Act 2019 (NSW)
Classification Level 2
University-wide requirement. Lower impacts.
Associated Legislation
Associated Standards
Associated Codes None
Associated Information
Return to Top Administrative Information
Administrative Body Office of the Children's Guardian
Administrative Name Janet Schorer, The Children's Guardian
Administrative Address Mailing Address
Office of the Children's Guardian
Locked Bag 5100
Stawberry Hills NSW
Australia, 2012
Administrative Phone 02 8219 3800
Administrative Email reportableconduct@kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au
Administrative Website http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/
Return to Top General Introduction
VC Compliance Delegate Kate McNarn, Director Governance and University Secretary
Compliance Coordinator Kirsten Clayton, Director People and Culture
Business Units Impacted
  • Advancement, Communications, and Events Directorate
  • Ag360
  • Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit
  • Australian Business Research Institute
  • Business Intelligence
  • Centre for Agriculture and Law
  • Centre for Analytics Software Infomatics
  • Centre for Applied Research in Social Science
  • Centre for Local Government
  • Collaborative Research Centres
  • Corporate Communications and Events
  • CRC for Beef Genetic Technologies
  • Education Enterprise
  • Education Quality
  • English Language Centre
  • Estate and Built Environment
  • Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law
  • Finance
  • Growing Regional and Agricultural Students in Science
  • Heritage Centre
  • Heritage Futures Research Centre
  • Institute for Rural Futures
  • Internal Audit
  • Legal Services
  • Library Services
  • Office of Strategy Management
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Office of the Chief Operating Officer
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • Office of the Director Governance and University Secretary
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous
  • Office of the Vice-Chancellor and CEO
  • Oorala Aboriginal Centre
  • People and Culture
  • Place Based@UNE
  • Records Team
  • Records, Policy and Governance Unit
  • Research Centres and Institutes
  • Research Services
  • Residential System
  • Rural Properties
  • School of Education
  • School of Environmental and Rural Science
  • School of Health
  • School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Rural Medicine
  • School of Science and Technology
  • SportUNE
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Student Experience
  • Student Grievance Unit
  • Technology and Digital Services
  • The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education
  • UNE Business School
  • UNE Council
  • UNE Foundation Limited
  • UNE Foundation Trust
  • UNE International
  • UNE Life
  • UNE Life Pty Ltd
  • UNE Marketing
  • UNE Medical Centre
  • UNE Partnerships Pty Ltd
  • University Secretariat
  • Yarm Gwanga
Overview The scheme monitors how certain organisations ('relevant entities') investigate and report on types of conduct ('reportable allegations' or 'reportable convictions') made against their employees, volunteers or certain contractors who provide services to children. The scheme will also cover religious bodies, in response to recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

When the head of a 'relevant entity' becomes aware of a reportable allegation or a reportable conviction, the head of that entity must notify the Office of the Children's Guardian within seven business days and conduct an investigation into the allegations. If the final entity report is not ready to submit within 30 calendar days, the head must provide an interim report with information about the progress of the investigation and an expected timeframe for completion.

The main object of this Act is to protect children by providing for the role and functions of the Office of the Children's Guardian, including -
(a) promoting the quality of organisations and persons providing services to children; and
(b) regulating those organisations and persons in providing those services.

The safety, welfare and wellbeing of children, including protecting children from child abuse, is the paramount consideration in decision-making under this Act and the regulations and in the operation of this Act and the regulations generally.

UNE is a 'relevant entity' and should have procedures relating to child protection, should ensure processes for reporting incidents are well known, must respond to any incidents or allegations via notice to the Children's Guardian and then an interim or full report within relevant timeframes, and must cooperate with requests or recommendations from the Children's Guardian.

Compliance Obligations

Return to Top To conduct an investigation and prepare report within 30 days
Description To conduct an investigation including communications with the subject of allegation or conviction and preparation of interim (if required, with reasons why report is interim) or final entity report to Children's Guardian within 30 days [Penalties may apply}
[Part 4, Division 5, Clause 34 (1)-(3)}
Impacts
Responsible Manager Katrina Warden, Director Legal Services
Coordinating Officer Katrina Warden, Director Legal Services
Coordinating Unit Legal Services
Oversight Committee/Group Audit and Risk Committee
Business Units Impacted
  • Advancement, Communications, and Events Directorate
  • Ag360
  • Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit
  • Australian Business Research Institute
  • Business Intelligence
  • Centre for Agriculture and Law
  • Centre for Analytics Software Infomatics
  • Centre for Applied Research in Social Science
  • Centre for Local Government
  • Collaborative Research Centres
  • Corporate Communications and Events
  • CRC for Beef Genetic Technologies
  • Education Enterprise
  • Education Quality
  • English Language Centre
  • Estate and Built Environment
  • Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law
  • Finance
  • Growing Regional and Agricultural Students in Science
  • Heritage Centre
  • Heritage Futures Research Centre
  • Institute for Rural Futures
  • Internal Audit
  • Legal Services
  • Library Services
  • Office of Strategy Management
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Office of the Chief Operating Officer
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • Office of the Director Governance and University Secretary
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous
  • Office of the Vice-Chancellor and CEO
  • Oorala Aboriginal Centre
  • People and Culture
  • Place Based@UNE
  • Records Team
  • Records, Policy and Governance Unit
  • Research Centres and Institutes
  • Research Services
  • Residential System
  • Rural Properties
  • School of Education
  • School of Environmental and Rural Science
  • School of Health
  • School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Rural Medicine
  • School of Science and Technology
  • SportUNE
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Student Experience
  • Student Grievance Unit
  • Technology and Digital Services
  • The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education
  • UNE Business School
  • UNE Council
  • UNE Foundation Limited
  • UNE Foundation Trust
  • UNE International
  • UNE Life
  • UNE Life Pty Ltd
  • UNE Marketing
  • UNE Medical Centre
  • UNE Partnerships Pty Ltd
  • University Secretariat
  • Yarm Gwanga
Obligation Framework
Associated Legislation None
Associated Standard None
Associated Code None
Associated Information None
Management Tools
Rule None
Policy Child Protection Policy
Procedure None
Guideline None
Other Websites Office of the Children's Guardian
 
Return to Top To maintain procedures for the notification and investigation of reportable allegations or convictions
Description The procedures need to consider:
- the guidelines regarding what information is to be included in a notification to the Children's Guardian;
- the determination by the Vice-Chancellor and CEO as to whether a conviction is reportable and/or when an allegation should be investigated (considering if there are any exemptions that apply, eg in regulations or by direction from the Children's Guardian;
- responding to requests and involvement from the Children's Guardian (including disclosure/information sharing [Part 4, Division 11]).
Impacts
Responsible Manager Diana Chambers, Senior Manager, Health Safety and Wellbeing
Coordinating Officer Alicia Zikan, Head Records Policy and Governance
Coordinating Unit People and Culture
Oversight Committee/Group Audit and Risk Committee
Business Units Impacted
  • Advancement, Communications, and Events Directorate
  • Ag360
  • Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit
  • Australian Business Research Institute
  • Business Intelligence
  • Centre for Agriculture and Law
  • Centre for Analytics Software Infomatics
  • Centre for Applied Research in Social Science
  • Centre for Local Government
  • Collaborative Research Centres
  • Corporate Communications and Events
  • CRC for Beef Genetic Technologies
  • Education Enterprise
  • Education Quality
  • English Language Centre
  • Estate and Built Environment
  • Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law
  • Finance
  • Growing Regional and Agricultural Students in Science
  • Heritage Centre
  • Heritage Futures Research Centre
  • Institute for Rural Futures
  • Internal Audit
  • Legal Services
  • Library Services
  • Office of Strategy Management
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Office of the Chief Operating Officer
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • Office of the Director Governance and University Secretary
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous
  • Office of the Vice-Chancellor and CEO
  • Oorala Aboriginal Centre
  • People and Culture
  • Place Based@UNE
  • Records Team
  • Records, Policy and Governance Unit
  • Research Centres and Institutes
  • Research Services
  • Residential System
  • Rural Properties
  • School of Education
  • School of Environmental and Rural Science
  • School of Health
  • School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Rural Medicine
  • School of Science and Technology
  • SportUNE
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Student Experience
  • Student Grievance Unit
  • Technology and Digital Services
  • The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education
  • UNE Business School
  • UNE Council
  • UNE Foundation Limited
  • UNE Foundation Trust
  • UNE International
  • UNE Life
  • UNE Life Pty Ltd
  • UNE Marketing
  • UNE Medical Centre
  • UNE Partnerships Pty Ltd
  • University Secretariat
  • Yarm Gwanga
Obligation Framework
Associated Legislation None
Associated Standard None
Associated Code None
Associated Information None
Management Tools
Rule None
Policy Child Protection Policy
Procedure None
Guideline None
Other Websites Office of the Children's Guardian
 
Return to Top To notify reportable allegation or conviction
Description - University Representatives must notify the VC & CEO as soon as they are aware of a matter.
- The VC must notify the Children's Guardian within 7 business days of becoming aware of a matter [Penalties may apply]
[Part 4, Division 3, Clause 27 (1)-(3)]
Impacts
Responsible Manager Katrina Warden, Director Legal Services
Coordinating Officer Galia Urquhart, OIC and Nominated Supervisor (Yarm Gwanga)
Coordinating Unit UNE Life Pty Ltd
Oversight Committee/Group Audit and Risk Committee
Business Units Impacted
  • Advancement, Communications, and Events Directorate
  • Ag360
  • Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit
  • Australian Business Research Institute
  • Business Intelligence
  • Centre for Agriculture and Law
  • Centre for Analytics Software Infomatics
  • Centre for Applied Research in Social Science
  • Centre for Local Government
  • Collaborative Research Centres
  • Corporate Communications and Events
  • CRC for Beef Genetic Technologies
  • Education Enterprise
  • Education Quality
  • English Language Centre
  • Estate and Built Environment
  • Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law
  • Finance
  • Growing Regional and Agricultural Students in Science
  • Heritage Centre
  • Heritage Futures Research Centre
  • Institute for Rural Futures
  • Internal Audit
  • Legal Services
  • Library Services
  • Office of Strategy Management
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Office of the Chief Operating Officer
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • Office of the Director Governance and University Secretary
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous
  • Office of the Vice-Chancellor and CEO
  • Oorala Aboriginal Centre
  • People and Culture
  • Place Based@UNE
  • Records Team
  • Records, Policy and Governance Unit
  • Research Centres and Institutes
  • Research Services
  • Residential System
  • Rural Properties
  • School of Education
  • School of Environmental and Rural Science
  • School of Health
  • School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Rural Medicine
  • School of Science and Technology
  • SportUNE
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Student Experience
  • Student Grievance Unit
  • Technology and Digital Services
  • The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education
  • UNE Business School
  • UNE Council
  • UNE Foundation Limited
  • UNE Foundation Trust
  • UNE International
  • UNE Life
  • UNE Life Pty Ltd
  • UNE Marketing
  • UNE Medical Centre
  • UNE Partnerships Pty Ltd
  • University Secretariat
  • Yarm Gwanga
Obligation Framework
Associated Legislation None
Associated Standard None
Associated Code None
Associated Information None
Management Tools
Rule None
Policy Child Protection Policy
Procedure None
Guideline None
Other Websites Office of the Children's Guardian
 
Return to Top To respond to any determinations or recommendations by the Children's Guardian
Description The Children's Guardian may make a determination or recommendation following a report from UNE. UNE must respond to those determinations or recommendations [Part 4, Division 9, Clause 50]
Impacts
Responsible Manager Katrina Warden, Director Legal Services
Coordinating Officer Katrina Warden, Director Legal Services
Coordinating Unit Legal Services
Oversight Committee/Group Audit and Risk Committee
Business Units Impacted
  • Advancement, Communications, and Events Directorate
  • Ag360
  • Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit
  • Australian Business Research Institute
  • Business Intelligence
  • Centre for Agriculture and Law
  • Centre for Analytics Software Infomatics
  • Centre for Applied Research in Social Science
  • Centre for Local Government
  • Collaborative Research Centres
  • Corporate Communications and Events
  • CRC for Beef Genetic Technologies
  • Education Enterprise
  • Education Quality
  • English Language Centre
  • Estate and Built Environment
  • Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law
  • Finance
  • Growing Regional and Agricultural Students in Science
  • Heritage Centre
  • Heritage Futures Research Centre
  • Institute for Rural Futures
  • Internal Audit
  • Legal Services
  • Library Services
  • Office of Strategy Management
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Office of the Chief Operating Officer
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • Office of the Director Governance and University Secretary
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous
  • Office of the Vice-Chancellor and CEO
  • Oorala Aboriginal Centre
  • People and Culture
  • Place Based@UNE
  • Records Team
  • Records, Policy and Governance Unit
  • Research Centres and Institutes
  • Research Services
  • Residential System
  • Rural Properties
  • School of Education
  • School of Environmental and Rural Science
  • School of Health
  • School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Rural Medicine
  • School of Science and Technology
  • SportUNE
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Student Experience
  • Student Grievance Unit
  • Technology and Digital Services
  • The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education
  • UNE Business School
  • UNE Council
  • UNE Foundation Limited
  • UNE Foundation Trust
  • UNE International
  • UNE Life
  • UNE Life Pty Ltd
  • UNE Marketing
  • UNE Medical Centre
  • UNE Partnerships Pty Ltd
  • University Secretariat
  • Yarm Gwanga
Obligation Framework
Associated Legislation None
Associated Standard None
Associated Code None
Associated Information None
Management Tools
Rule None
Policy Child Protection Policy
Procedure None
Guideline None
Other Websites Office of the Children's Guardian
 
Return to Top To respond to any information requests or investigation involvement from the Children's Guardian
Description The Children's Guardian may request involvement in an investigation or conduct the investigation. UNE is to accommodate requests for information and any level of involvement of the Children's Guardian in investigations [Part 4, Division 8]
Impacts
Responsible Manager Katrina Warden, Director Legal Services
Coordinating Officer Katrina Warden, Director Legal Services
Coordinating Unit Legal Services
Oversight Committee/Group Audit and Risk Committee
Business Units Impacted
  • Advancement, Communications, and Events Directorate
  • Ag360
  • Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit
  • Australian Business Research Institute
  • Business Intelligence
  • Centre for Agriculture and Law
  • Centre for Analytics Software Infomatics
  • Centre for Applied Research in Social Science
  • Centre for Local Government
  • Collaborative Research Centres
  • Corporate Communications and Events
  • CRC for Beef Genetic Technologies
  • Education Enterprise
  • Education Quality
  • English Language Centre
  • Estate and Built Environment
  • Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law
  • Finance
  • Growing Regional and Agricultural Students in Science
  • Heritage Centre
  • Heritage Futures Research Centre
  • Institute for Rural Futures
  • Internal Audit
  • Legal Services
  • Library Services
  • Office of Strategy Management
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Office of the Chief Operating Officer
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • Office of the Director Governance and University Secretary
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous
  • Office of the Vice-Chancellor and CEO
  • Oorala Aboriginal Centre
  • People and Culture
  • Place Based@UNE
  • Records Team
  • Records, Policy and Governance Unit
  • Research Centres and Institutes
  • Research Services
  • Residential System
  • Rural Properties
  • School of Education
  • School of Environmental and Rural Science
  • School of Health
  • School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Rural Medicine
  • School of Science and Technology
  • SportUNE
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Student Experience
  • Student Grievance Unit
  • Technology and Digital Services
  • The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education
  • UNE Business School
  • UNE Council
  • UNE Foundation Limited
  • UNE Foundation Trust
  • UNE International
  • UNE Life
  • UNE Life Pty Ltd
  • UNE Marketing
  • UNE Medical Centre
  • UNE Partnerships Pty Ltd
  • University Secretariat
  • Yarm Gwanga
Obligation Framework
Associated Legislation None
Associated Standard None
Associated Code None
Associated Information None
Management Tools
Rule None
Policy Child Protection Policy
Procedure None
Guideline None
Other Websites Office of the Children's Guardian