Royal Commission into the Protection and
Detention of Children in the Northern Territory

 Talk to the Royal Commission if you have information about youth detention or child protection

In the lead up to the next public hearings staring on 5 December, the Royal Commission has been visiting more communities to talk to people who have had experiences with youth detention and child protection in the Northern Territory.

We have visited 30 communities and spoken to more than 1050 people, but we still want to hear from you. We are interested in what is happening in the child protection and youth detention system now and to look at what has happened over the last 10 years.

We know that it can be worrying to come forward and speak about your experience. There are protections in place for you and you can choose to remain anonymous and request your information to be kept confidential.

The Children in Care and Youth Detention Advice Service (CICAYDAS) has been visiting communities with us to provide legal advice and information about what help is available for people sharing their story with us.

We understand that discussing experiences of the child protection system or time spent in youth detention is difficult. There are a number of support services available by calling 1800 500 853.

Anyone can contact us to provide information and the information doesn't have to be a formal submission. You can send us an email or give us a call.

If you have something to tell us we encourage you to get in touch. You can find our details on the contact us page.

You can watch our video on YouTube for more information about talking to the Commission.

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