This is the second publication of the biennial Story of our children and young people. The publication addresses the demand for an evidence-base to inform actions to improve outcomes for the children and young people of the Northern Territory.
This 2021 edition builds on the 2019 edition. The data gaps identified in 2019 have been explored, with data sourced for a number of measures which contribute to addressing the gaps. There have been changes to the policy environment since the 2019 version, including revision of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap. There has also been the disruption created by the COVID-19 pandemic including its implications to service delivery.
The data measures and case studies in this report have been considered in the context of this changing policy environment, with the addition of further data measures.