Publications

Children

The protection of human rights is widely accepted as an essential part of a modern and just democracy. Along with basic human rights, children also have the right to special protection because of their vulnerability to exploitation and abuse. These rights have been recognised in international conventions,
national and territory legislation.

Australia is a signatory to the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child and the ACT had Australia’s first bill of rights legislation (Human Rights Act 2004).

The Children and Young People Act 2008 is ACT legislation that is human rights compliant, makes the bests interest of the child paramount, and aims to help children and
young people be safe, supported and valued by the community.

ACT Children and Young People's Commitment 2015-2025

Keeping Children and Young People Safe [HTML]

Addressing Over-Representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children in Care in the ACT [PDF 114KB] [Word 98KB]
Family Group Conferencing Pilot [PDF 142KB]
[Word 95KB]

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

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

Working together for kids

Australian Early Development Census
2015 Australian Early Development Census - Results for the ACT [PDF 5MB] [Word 2MB]
2012 Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) Results for the ACT

A Picture of ACT's Children and Young People
A Picture of ACT's Children and Young People 2016 [PDF 9MB] Full version
Introduction of A Picture of ACT's Children and Young People 2016 [PDF 1.9MB] [HTML]
Territory and National Policies and Frameworks Influencing Children and Young People [PDF 437KB] [HTML]

Part One: Children and Young People [PDF 7MB] [HTML]
Part Two Families, kinship and networks [PDF 1.7MB] [HTML]
Part Three Communities, enviroment and services [PDF 1.7MB][HTML]

A Picture of ACT's Children and Young People 2015 [PDF 3.39MB] [Word 3.68MB] [Designer PDF 5.97KB]
A Picture of ACT's Children and Young People 2014 [PDF 3.91MB]
[Word 18.78MB] [Designer PDF 4.46MB]
A Picture of ACT's Children and Young People 2013 [PDF 2.58MB]
[Word 369KB]
A Picture of ACT's Children and Young People 2012 [PDF 446KB]
[Word 418KB] [Designer PDF 1.02MB]
A Picture of ACT Children and Young People 2011 [PDF 732KB]
[RTF 732KB] [Designer PDF 732KB]

ACT Children's Plan
ACT Children's Plan 2010-2014 [PDF 347KB] [Word 432KB] [Designer PDF 1.84MB]
ACT Children's Plan 2010-2014 Final Report [PDF 708KB] [Word 3.4MB]

ACT Children's Plan 2004-2014 [PDF 421KB]
The Children's version [PDF 114KB]
Priorities and Actions [PDF 715KB]
The Poster [PDF 820KB]

Hearing Young Children's Voices Report [PDF 2.09MB] 
Hearing Young Children's Voices Report [Summary PDF 124KB]

Documents used in 2009 to consult with children
Questions for Children [PDF 57KB] [Word 303KB]

Youth

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]

ACT Children and Young People's Commitment 2015-2025

Bimberi

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre
Youth Justice Victims Register

Bimberi Headline Indicators Report [PDF 260KB] [Word 103KB]

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

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).

Parenting | Kinship | Foster Carers

ParentLink GuidesExternal Link

Carers Snapshot 2017 [PDF 879KB] [Word 478KB]

Trauma Recovery Centre

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

Child Development and Trauma Guide Overview [PDF 206KB] [Word 49MB]
Melaleuca Place (Trauma Recovery Centre) Fact Sheet One
Melaleuca Place (Trauma Recovery Centre) Fact Sheet Two

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