Caring for, nurturing and protecting the youngest members of our community is the hallmark of a fair and decent society. Investing in our children and their families to support their healthy development is a feature of a smart society.

Children should be at the centre of our lives and our communities. Our children deserve nothing less.

Northern Territory Government departments, non-government agencies and the wider public have worked together to develop a plan for giving Territory children the best possible shot at growing into happy and healthy adults.

Starting Early for a Better Future is the plan that will shape our decision making about children over the next 10 years.

The Starting Early for a Better Future Implementation Plan 2018-22 sets in motion the actions to be undertaken in the first four years.

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