Children and families
Foster care payment rates, resources, quality assurance, transforming out of home care, residential care.
Youth Detention Reform Advisory Group, Youth Justice Advisory Committee, Youth detention census, Youth Justice Policy, Youth Outreach and Re-Engagement.
Office of Gender Equity and Diversity, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Senior Territorians, Office of Youth Affairs.
Publications and policies
Publications, practice frameworks, and standards of professional practice.
What we are doing
Expressions of interest are being sought from the seniors community for seven members to join the Minister’s Advisory Council for Senior Territorians (MACST).
Territory Families has partnered with Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation to launch the new foster and kinship care model that will improve outcomes for Aboriginal children in care.
The Northern Territory Government has chosen a site for the new Darwin Youth Justice Centre.
The Foster and Kinship Carer Awards provide the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our valuable carers and the community of people who support children in out-of-home care.
The Northern Territory Government is developing a Northern Territory Gender Equality Framework and would like to hear from all Northern Territorians about how gender inequality affects their lives.
The Territory Families Strategic Plan 2017-2020: Half Year Report 1 July – 31 December 2018 shows that steady progress is being made to implement major reforms and improvements to services across child protection, domestic and family violence, youth justice services, senior’s recognition and multicultural affairs.
Territory Families is implementing a new out-of-home care model that will transform the way the system currently operates.
The Northern Territory Government is committed to implementing a range of youth justice initiatives to provide enhanced life outcomes for young people across the Northern Territory.
Northern Territory residents who are 65 years or older are eligible to receive an annual payment of $500 to use for travel, electricity or water.