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
The Equal Remuneration Order (ERO) for staff employed under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 will be fully applied in 2020.
Territory Families has established a new Youth Outreach and Re-engagement Team (YORET) hub in the Palmerston CBD.
A new Aboriginal Elders and Mentors Program has been launched in the Alice Springs and Darwin youth detention centres.
A prepaid card is now available to NT Seniors Recognition Scheme members with unused travel voucher/s.
A draft policy, recognising and supporting the strengths and positive contribution of multiculturalism in the Northern Territory, is open for public comment. The Draft Multicultural Policy for the Northern Territory 2020–2025 is part of the Government’s vision for a strong and diverse multicultural Territory.
The Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award and exhibition celebrates the significant contributions senior Territorians make to our community and recognises outstanding Territory artists.
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.