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The NSW Ombudsman is an independent integrity agency, accountable to the people of NSW. We report directly to the Parliament of NSW.
Where we identify matters of serious public interest, we can make a public report to Parliament.
We also support the work of Parliamentary Committees by making submissions to public inquiries.
Our latest reports
This report of the NSW Ombudsman, Strip searches in youth detention: a follow-up report under section 27 of the Ombudsman Act 1974 is calling on the Government to explain why it has not implemented his recommendations to enact safeguards for the strip searching of children and young people by prison officers.
The report relates to a provision of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Amendment (Family is Culture) Bill 2022, which proposes an amendment to the Ombudsman Act. The amendment concerns the Ombudsman’s jurisdiction to investigate complaints in circumstances where there may be related court proceedings. The Bill is currently before the Legislative Assembly, having previously passed the Legislative Council.