Anglicare NT Welcomes the NT Government’s Response to Royal Commission

Anglicare NT welcomed the commitment from the NT Government last week to accept in principle all of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.

Anglicare NT CEO Dave Pugh stated: “The Royal Commission reforms, if fully implemented, will create a radically different Northern Territory.  It will be a place where children can grow up safe and secure with the best chance of good life.  There will always be some families where short-term interventions and child removal may be the best action at the time, but if the 227 recommendations are implemented, these cases will be much fewer and the care children and families receive will be timely, integrated, culturally safe and therapeutic.”

“Anglicare NT is totally committed to working with government and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations to radically reform the service system and deliver much better outcomes for children, youth, families and communities.”