The Office of the Children's Guardian (OCG) has developed a tool to help organisations self-assess their child-safe practices in accordance with NSW Child Safe Standards.

These 10 standards were recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and provide a framework for creating, maintaining and improving child-safe organisations.

When your self-assessment is completed, OCG generates a report based on your responses that:

  • highlights areas where the organisation can improve
  • provides actions to help enhance child safety for each standard
  • includes useful resources.


You need to be able to answer questions on behalf of the organisation. You may be:

  • an employee or volunteer
  • a manager, supervisor or team leader
  • a human resources officer, or
  • an executive or board member.

Note: More than one person in the organisation can do the self-assessment.

What you need

Knowledge of the:

How to use the tool

Allow 30 minutes to complete the self-assessment.
Note: You can save and resume your assessment but if you have not submitted it within 30 days, any details you’ve entered will be deleted.

  1. Select the 'Use the self-assessment tool' button.
  2. Enter the required information.

More information

If you'd like to find out more about the self-assessment process, visit OCG's Help and Support page.

Last updated: 19 April 2024

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