National Principles for Child Safe Organisations
NT Friendship & Support is committed to working within the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations. The principles aim to provide a nationally consistent approach to creating an organisational culture that promotes and upholds child safety and wellbeing. You can view the principles here.
Care and Protection of Children Act
NT Anti Discrimination commission
Charter of Rights for Children in care in the Northern Territory
Reporting Child Abuse
You must report your concern if you believe a child has been or is being neglected or abused. This is a legal responsibility under the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007 and is called mandatory reporting.
Your report can protect a child and provide support for a family. It may even save a child’s life.
Who do you report child abuse to?
In an emergency call 000 and ask for police.
If it is not an emergency call police on 131 444.
You can also report suspected child abuse and neglect to:
the Child Abuse Hotline on 1800 700 250
Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000
Child Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Find out how you can keep your children and the children in our communities safe using the resources in this section, or contact us today.
There are a number of acts and standards which guide our services with children. You can find out more about each of these on the links below.