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The Child and Family Wellbeing Service works with children and families to address barriers that affect child, family and community wellbeing. We support families’ capacity to care for children who are considered at risk.

Child Nutrition Program

The Child Nutrition Program uses a holistic approach to support families to care for the health of their young children (0 – 5 years).

The program works with parents, families and the community to address factors that can impact on a child’s growth and development.

The Child Nutrition Program also works with community stores in the region to develop and discuss healthy food options and policies.

Referrals for support are received from many sources including hospitals, community clinics, child protection agencies and families.

Child Advocacy

The Child Advocacy Program support families in the NPY region to better understand child protection issues and legal process.

The program provides advocacy and support to families where children have been removed including navigating legal services, access visits and reunification.

Walytjapiti (family) Program

The Walytjapiti Program (Intensive Family Support) supports families and children (0-12 years) who are experiencing or at risk or experiencing neglect.

The Walytjapiti team deliver trauma informed therapeutic case management with families across eight remote communities in the NT and APY Lands.

The team works to integrate Anangu world views and child-rearing practices to keep children safe, happy and protected within their families and communities.

Referrals to the program can be received through statutory child protection workers, community-based agencies and members of the community.