Some of our information has moved to NT.GOV.AU including the child abuse hotline, working with children clearances, adoption, foster and kinship care and support for parents, families and young people. Parenting 'tip sheets' are now located under community support and care.

The Department of Children and Families website contains corporate information only.

7 steps to safety

Make your home safe, family rules, feeling safe with people, what's special about your family, emergencies, care plans and leaving your child home alone.

For people working with or caring for children

Charter of rights, guidelines for information sharing and Tune in to Little Ones resources.

Publications and policies

Annual reports, practice frameworks, and standards of professional practice.

Find out more about what our department is doing.
View initiatives or visit for department media releases.