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Location: Home Services Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the NT

Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the NT

The Royal Commission was established to enable the swift inquiry into the treatment of children detained in detention facilities and child protection in the Northern Territory.

 

Discussing experiences of the child protection system or time spent in youth detention can be difficult. This is especially so for people who experienced abuse and are telling their story for the first time. We provided support for young people, their families and others impacted by the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.

Our services to the Royal Commission included:

  • Trauma-informed and culturally appropriate support and information on how to engage with the Royal Commission and what to expect from the enquiry process,
  • face to face and telephone counselling by qualified counsellors,
  • support through legal processes,
  • referrals to legal and advocacy services,
  • pre and post counselling support to those directly affected who are giving evidence as well as their families,
  • mentoring by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural advisors, and healing camps on Country.

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