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
Territorians are encouraged to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children as part of putting children first this National Child Protection Week.
There is still time to put forward an everyday legend for a 2020 Foster and Kinship Carer Excellence Award, with the nominations deadline now extended to midnight on Sunday 23 August.
August marks the start of NT Seniors Month, which is dedicated to celebrating and acknowledging the continuing contribution older Territorians make to our community.
The Northern Territory Government has made significant investments to transform the youth justice system to ensure youth offenders face consequences, are held accountable for their actions, and make positive changes to their behaviour.
The Northern Territory Government today committed to creating a Northern Territory that is fair, inclusive, equitable and safe for all Territorians by launching the Northern Territory Gender Equality Statement of Commitment.
Major milestones have been reached for the redevelopment of the Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre and the construction of the new Darwin Youth Justice Centre this week with the awarding of construction tenders to local NT companies.
Representatives from Aboriginal organisations across the Northern Territory met for the first time this week to build a collaborative relationship as they work to transform the out-of-home care model.
Nominations are now open for the 2020 Foster and Kinship Carer Awards, and Territorians are encouraged to nominate an everyday legend in their community who is going above and beyond to make a difference to a child’s life.
Territory Families has partnered with Jarrdimba Bayamuku (Strengthening the Children) Aboriginal Corporation to deliver intensive work camps for at-risk young people at Seven Emu Station near Borroloola.
Families of Tennant Creek now have greater access to vital support services with the opening of a new Child and Family Centre on the grounds of Tennant Creek Primary School.
All eligible members of the NT Seniors Recognition Scheme will transition across to the prepaid card from July 2020, giving them greater flexibility and choice on how to spend their $500 annual payment.
Territory Families recently launched the Multicultural Policy 2020-25, which outlines the objectives, outcomes and actions that will increase and strengthen multiculturalism in the NT.