Publications

A Picture of ACT's Children and Young People 2016
ACT Children and Young People's Commitment 2015-2025
2015 Australian Early Development Census - Results for the ACTExternal Link
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
ACT Young People's Plan Final Report
Adoptions
ACT Children's PlanExternal Link
Bimberi Youth Justice Centre
Child Protection
Discussion Papers
Kinship and Foster Carers
Legislation
Out of Home Care
Parenting
Trauma Guides
Working with Children
Working together for kids
Youth

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Addressing Over-Representation Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children in Care in the ACT [PDF 114KB] [Word 98KB]

Family Group Conferencing Pilot [PDF 142KB] [Word 95KB]

ACT Young People's Plan Final Report

ACT Young People's Plan 2009-2014 Final Report [PDF 1.6MB] [Word 2.1MB]
ACT Young People's Plan Final Report Summary August 2015 [PDF 1.5MB] [Word 665KB]

Adoptions

Local adoption pamphlet [HTML] [PDF 383KB]
Inter-country adoption pamphlet [HTML] [PDF 413KB]
Stepchildren and adoption pamphlet [HTML] [PDF 423KB]
Adoption information and post order support services pamphlet [HTML] [PDF 392KB]
Considering a plan of adoption pamphlet [HTML] [PDF 386KB]
About adoption for carers In the ACT [HTML] [PDF 415KB]
Search and Reunion [PDF 795KB]

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Bimberi Youth Justice Centre - ACT Government Response to the ACT Human Rights Commission’s Report

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre
The Human Rights Audit of Bimberi Youth Detention Centre can be found at on the Human RightsExternal Link website.

Youth Justice Victims Register

Bimberi and the Youth Justice System

On 18 October 2011, the ACT Government tabled its response to ‘The ACT Youth Justice System 2011: A Report to the ACT Legislative Assembly by the ACT Human Rights Commission’ in the Legislative Assembly. The ACT Government’s response to the Commission’s Report was informed by advice provided by the Youth Justice Implementation Taskforce, which has been established to take forward the recommendations of the Commission’s Report. The Taskforce will now embark on developing a ‘Blueprint for Youth Justice in the ACT’ as the key platform of the ACT Government’s response to the Commission’s Report. The Blueprint will provide the strategic direction for the development of the youth justice system over the next 5-10 years.

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre

Childcare

ACT Childcare Services StandardsExternal Link
Choosing Childcare in the ACTExternal Link

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Child Protection

Keeping Children and Young People Safe [PDF 178KB] [Word 122KB] [Designer Version PDF 263KB]
To obtain copies of the Keeping Children and Young People Safe publication please contact Learning and Community Education on (02) 6207 1382.

Discussion Papers

Discussion Paper Trauma Recovery Centre [PDF 742KB] [Word 706KB]

Kinship and Foster Carers

Foster Carers and Kinship Carers Guide [PDF 312KB] (designer version)

Legislation

Children and Young People Act 2008 External Link For information about the Act, please refer to the Legislation page

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Out of Home Care

ACT Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Out of Home Care
Good Practice for Placement planning [PDF 546KB]

Child and Youth Protection Services Programs

Keeping Children and Young People Safe[HTML] [PDF 2MB]

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Parenting

ParentLink Parent GuidesExternal Link
ParentLink quick contactsExternal Link

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Trauma Guides

Child Development and Trauma Guide Overview [PDF 206KB] [Word 49MB]
Child Development and Trauma Guide: Birth - 12 Months External Link
Child Development and Trauma Guide: 1 Years - 3 YearsExternal Link
Child Development and Trauma Guide: 3 Years - 5 YearsExternal Link
Child Development and Trauma Guide: 5 Years - 7 YearsExternal Link
Child Development and Trauma Guide: 7 Years - 9 YearsExternal Link
Child Development and Trauma Guide: 9 Years - 12 YearsExternal Link
Child Development and Trauma Guide: 12 Years - 18 YearsExternal Link
Melaleuca Place (Trauma Recovery Centre) Fact Sheet One [PDF 568KB] [Word 2.5MB]
Melaleuca Place (Trauma Recovery Centre) Fact Sheet Two [PDF 427KB] [Word 322KB]

Working together for kids

Guide 1 – Child Concern Reports: What are they and what does it mean if someone makes a report about my child?

Guide 2 – Going to court and working to reunite families: What’s involved and what can I do?

Guide 3 – When children are in care: What happens with my child when they are in care and what can I do to have them come home?

Guide 4 – Feedback and raising concerns: How can I let others know what I think?

Guide 5 – Representing yourself in court: What do I need to know to navigate care and protection court processes?

Working with Children

Intercountry Adoption Brochure [PDF 8KB]]
On my first day [PDF 4.34KB] [Word 485KB] [Designer-page curl PDF 4.11MB]

Youth

ACT Children and Young People's Commitment 2015-2025

Information for young people about the youth justice system

Being on bail pamphlet
About going to court pamphlet
About court reports pamphlet
Case management after court pamphlet
Good behaviour orders pamphlet

Any questions?

If you have any questions about your legal matters, these services might be able to help:

  • Aboriginal Legal Service 6249 8488
  • Legal Aid 6243 3411
  • Youth Law Centre 6173 5410
  • Child and Youth Protection Service 13 34 27

For questions about your court date and time call the Children's Court Registry on 6207 1746
For help or advice after hours* you can also call the After-hours Bail Service on 1300 556 729
(*weekdays 5pm to 2am; weekends and public holidays 4pm to 2am)

The Youth Justice Victims Register

The Youth Justice Victims Register provides support to people who are the victims of young offenders. The register records names and contact details of victims of offences committed by a young offender. Information kept on the Register is used for contacting and informing the registered victim about a sentence young offender and the administration of their sentence (where relevant). More information on the victims register

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