- Northern Territory Government, Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet
The Story of Our Children and Young People (the Story) is a report that provides a comprehensive picture of the wellbeing of Northern Territory children and young people. It includes data, at regional level, against key indicators of child and youth wellbeing. It also contains positive stories of activities that support the development and cultural identity of children and young people in the Northern Territory.
The Story was a recommendation from the Expert Reference Panel for the development of the NT Government Early Childhood Development plan, Starting Early for Better Future. The NT Government accepted the recommendation and has committed to update the Story every two years.
The first Story was published in November 2019, with the second edition due to be published in October 2021.
The Story is framed using the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth’s The Nest. The Nest’s six outcome areas have been developed through consultation across the country. The outcome areas are: being loved and safe, having material basics, being healthy, learning, participating and a positive sense of identity and culture.
The Story lays the foundation for planning and actions to improve outcomes for children, young people and families.
The Story is prepared by the CCDE, under the direction of an independent Editorial Committee and in partnership with the Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet.
- Benita De Vincentiis
For more information, please email.
The 2019 Story ran from 7 March 2019 – 30 November 2019.
The 2021 Story runs from 9 July 2020 – 31 October 2021.
- Story of Our Children and Young People - Northern Territory 2021
- Story of our Children and Young People - Northern Territory 2021 - Data Platform
- Story of Our Children and Young People - Northern Territory 2019
- Story of Our Children and Young People - Northern Territory 2019 data tables
The first edition of the Story of Our Children and Young People, Northern Territory was tabled in the Northern Territory Parliament in November 2019.
In this edition, we are proud to present a snapshot of the announcements, awards and events that have occurred over the past few months.
At Menzies and CDU we have been looking at what happens to Indigenous students in the NT as they move through school.
A publication released today provides a comprehensive picture of the wellbeing of children and young people across the NT, building on the inaugural Story of Our Children and Young People published in 2019.