2020 Generational Change Impact Report

The 2020 Generational Change Impact Report outlines the achievements, successful collaborations, ongoing challenges and outcomes of the reform program since it began two and a half years ago.

The Generational Change Reform Program is a single reform approach which encompasses three significant and inter-related reform programs:

  • Safe, Thriving and Connected: Generational Change for Children and Families (2018-2023) – the formal response to the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory
  • Starting Early for a Better Future, Early Childhood Development in the Northern Territory (2018-2028)
  • Responses to the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (2017)

The emerging data continues to demonstrate positive changes in many indicators, but as with most reforms in social services, the outcome and impacts of changes will not be fully realised for some time.

Some key achievements

The 2020 Generational Change Impact Report lists key achievements across government from the last two and a half years. They include:

  • The opening of two new Child and Family Centres in Tennant Creek and Katherine
  • Expansion of the Healthy Under 5 Kids: Partnering with Families program across the Northern Territory
  • Established Families as First Teachers: Stay Play Learn programs in 15 communities
  • An almost 80 percent increase in intensive family support over two years
  • The opening of the new $3.53 million Palmerston Youth Drop-in Centre
  • Invested $4.54 million across five years to develop new short and long-term youth intervention work camps at Seven Emu Station near Borroloola
  • Through the Children and Families Tripartite Forum, began the development of a 10-Year Generational Strategy for Children and Families in the Northern Territory
  • Implemented a sexual abuse prevention education program for children in care

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