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Annual Report 2015-2016 Office of the Children's Commissioner Northern Territory



Annual Report 2015-2016 Office of the Children's Commissioner Northern Territory

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Figure 30: Type of Service Young People were Referred to by the Moving On Program, 2014-15 Referral to other services is based on the needs of the young person and in some cases an individual may be referred to a number of different services. Of the 169 support events in 2015-16, a total of 787 referrals were made. This is a substantial increase from the 2014-15 referrals, which were 414. Figure 30 shows that a majority (52%) of all referrals were linking the young person with services that dealt with accommodation. The issue of accommodation is constant for young people who are transitioning out of care. This is particularly the case in the Top End where housing stocks are limited and expensive. To meet their accommodation needs, some young people are being referred to homelessness services during their transition period. This is concerning as some do not meet the eligibility criteria to access this type of service. Referrals for health and wellbeing (9%), mental health/emotional wellbeing services (8%) and financial services (8%) were the next most common. 0 50 100 Legal Support 150 200 250 300 24 69 3 65 407 17 134 61 7 Health and Wellbeing Social/Community inclusion Mental Health/ Emotional Wellbeing Financial Accommodation Employment Education and Training Other 350 400 450 99OFFICE OF THE CHILDRENS COMMISSIONER NORTHERN TERRITORY ANNUAL REPORT 2015-16

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