The Best Opportunities in Life – Northern Territory Child and Adolescent Health and Wellbeing Strategic Plan 2018–2028
The Best Opportunities in Life - Child and Adolescent Health and Wellbeing Strategic Plan 2018 -2028 (the Plan) aims to improve health and wellbeing services for young people aged 0-24 years old over the next 10 years.
Key focus areas for the plan:
- Health development of children and young adults to ensure they are raised and live in an environment that supports, promotes, protects their physical, emotional, cultural and social development.
- Improved health and wellbeing of young people 0-24 years old, by providing a framework to guide health, housing, education, youth justice, child protection and police services in addressing challenges that currently exist in the Territory.
- Focused and evidence-informed support to ensure children are safe and protected from harm.
Consultation to develop the plan
The Plan was developed as a result of extensive public consultation across Northern Territory Government departments and as well as non-government organisations and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. Young Territorian’s had input through focus groups and a survey to ensure the Plan could be developed in a culturally safe, respectful and compassionate manner.
The Background document was developed to explain how information was gathered for the Plan.