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Volunteering and unpaid work placements among children and young people in NSW

The Committee on Children and Young People is to inquire into volunteering and unpaid work placements among children and young people in NSW. In particular, the Committee will examine existing policies relating to volunteering and unpaid work placements; measures to encourage volunteering and foster opportunities for volunteering among children and young people; and best practice in supporting and promoting safe opportunities for volunteering and unpaid work placements among children and young people. The Committee will also look at the role of the Commission for Children and Young People and the Office of the Children’s Guardian in supporting and promoting safe volunteering and unpaid work placement opportunities among children and young people.

That the Committee on Children and Young People inquire into, and report on, volunteering and unpaid work placements among children and young people in NSW, and in particular:

  • Existing policies relating to volunteering and unpaid work placements among children and young people in NSW;
  • Measures to encourage volunteering and foster opportunities for volunteering among children and young people in NSW, including possible incentives to volunteer;
  • Best practice in supporting and promoting safe opportunities for volunteering and unpaid work placements among children and young people in other jurisdictions, both in Australia and overseas;
  • The role of the Commission for Children and Young People and the Office of the Children’s Guardian in supporting and promoting safe volunteering and unpaid work placement opportunities among children and young people in NSW;
  • Providing the NSW Government with advice on how it can better engage with and support children and young people in volunteering and unpaid work placements; and
  • Any other related matter.

 Terms of Reference - Volunteering and unpaid work placements among children and young people in NSW

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