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This publication outlines children's views of the child protection system, using their own words.
The aim of this own initiative investigation conducted by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) was to address the systemic issues emerging from complaints received from young persons in detention. During the course of the investigation several other issues were identified which were inherently...
This paper aims to provide background information about the best ways of increasing the number of high quality foster and kinship carers in the Northern Territory by answering the following two questions:
- What characteristics of potential carers, children, environments and systems influence decisions...
This report for the Northern Territory Department of Children and Families is volume 4 of 'Child Abuse And Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia'.
This study aims to explore trends in the reporting of child abuse and neglect by different reporter...
This strategy document provides the framework to improve the lives of children and young Territorians from 0-24 years of age. The integration of services, such as housing, education, youth justice and child protection, are all addressed in the plan.
The NT Government reports on its reform agenda, designed to improve supports for children and families at risk of, or experiencing, vulnerability and to strengthen support services to victims and survivors of abuse.
This is the NT Government’s plan to implement reforms to better support children, young people and families experiencing vulnerability and to deliver the recommendations of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.
In some jurisdictions of Australia, the rate of Indigenous children in foster, kinship and residential care on any one night has reached almost one in ten. This rate is almost ten times higher than non-Aboriginal children and has steadily increased over the past decade. Contrast...