Release of the Generational Change Annual Report 2018-19

The 2018-19 Generational Change Annual Report was released today. The report highlights the significant progress that has been made to improve the lives of children, young people and families in the Northern Territory.

Safe, Thriving and Connected: Generational Change for Children and Families is the Northern Territory Government’s whole-of-government response to support vulnerable children, families and communities. The Generational Change Reform comprises three significant and interrelated reform programs arising from Safe, Thriving and Connected:  Generational Change for Children and Families;  Starting Early for a Better Future: Early Childhood Development in the Northern Territory; and responses to the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

While only in the first full year of reform, promising results are already being delivered, including:

  • fewer young people are cycling through the youth justice system (30% reduction in young people returning to detention over four years);
  • More young people are successfully completing bail orders and community orders (68% of bail orders were successfully completed in 2018-19 compared to 53% in 2015-16)
  • fewer children are subject to substantiation for abuse or neglect (9% reduction in the number of children subject to substantiation in the last twelve months);
  • Fewer children are entering care (16% fewer children entered out of home care compared to the prior year); and
  • more Aboriginal are children being cared for by Aboriginal carers (10% increase in the number of Aboriginal children with Aboriginal Carers in the last twelve months)

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