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 Territory 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.

Child Protection Week

NEWS / 15 Sep 2016

Child Protection Week

On Tuesday 6 September Territory Families joined with the NAPCAN, community stakeholders and non-government organisation partners to celebrate the official launch of National Child Protection Week in the Northern Territory.

Dawn Ivinson – ATSI Student of the Year

NEWS / 15 Sep 2016

Dawn Ivinson – ATSI Student of the Year

Territory Families Senior Aboriginal Community Worker, Dawn Ivinson, was named Northern Territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands Student of the Year at the NT Training Awards.

FCANT Family Favourites Cookbook - call for recipes

NEWS / 15 Sep 2016

FCANT Family Favourites Cookbook - call for recipes

The Foster Carers Association of the Northern Territory invites you to submit your favourite recipes for inclusion in their Family Favourites Cookbook.

Find out more about what our department is doing by visiting our newsroom or events calendar.