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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Maningrida child safety service

 

Overview

Maningrida is the second largest Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory after Wadeye, and it is located on the coast of Arnhem Land on the traditional lands of the Kunibidji people. The Maningrida child safety service consists of a group of Maningrida women who seek to protect local children and educate the community to generate change. The program operates two nightly patrols, seven days a week - one run by men and the other by women.

During the day, the group follow up on events and speak with the families and the school to ensure young people are properly educated about sexual health, positive life skills, alcohol and other drug use and protective behaviours through programs that help connect them to their country and culture.

Commonwealth Government abstract

Contacts

Viginie Branchutt
Coordinator
Maningrida child safety service
General ph: (08) 8979 5934
Email: info@bawinanga.com

Related publications

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2011)

Maningrida night patrol and child safety service [YouTube video].

: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

The Maningrida night patrol and child safety service consists of a group of Maningrida women who seek to protect local children and educate the community to generate change. They educate young people about sexual health and positive life skills, substance abuse and protective behaviors.

This video is part of a series made in communities identified under the Council of Australian Governments' National partnership agreement on remote service delivery.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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Last updated: 21 October 2014
 
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