Department of the Legislative Assembly, Northern Territory Government

Safe houses - Territory Wide


11th Assembly


211. Safe houses - Territory Wide

Mr Giles to MINISTER for Children and Families / Child Protection

    I am seeking information regarding what I have termed ‘safe houses’ that being locations or facilities were youth under 18 years of age are placed under care and protection of others:
      1. How many safe houses are there in Alice Springs and in other locations across the Northern Territory and what are the general locations?

      2. How many and which ones of these safe houses are Territory Government funded?

      3. How many and which ones are part funded by the Territory Government?

      4. What financial contribution did the NT Government provide to each of the safe houses for the financial years 06/07, 07/08, 08/09, 09/10, 10/11 to 28 Feb 2011?

      5. How many to your knowledge are funded by other agencies?

      6. Who are the recipients of the services of these safe houses?

      7. How many people under the age of 18 were supported in each of these ‘safe houses’, including location, in each month between the period 1 January 2007 and 10 March 2011 and what were the ages of each person statistically?

      8. How many times did people re-enter the safe houses and what is the average nights stay for each child?


    Answered on 02/02/2012

    Last updated: 04 Aug 2016