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Maningrida Child Safety Service



The Maningrida Child Safety Service consists of a group of women in the community of Maningrida in the Northern Territory (NT), 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


Viginie Branchutt
Maningrida Child Safety Service
Ph: (08) 8979 5934

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

This video is part of a series made in communities identified under the Council of Australian Governments' National partnership agreement on remote service delivery on the Maningrida Night Patrol and Child Safety Service.

The patrol and 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.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Altman J (2005)

The governance of outstations in the Maningrida region, north-central Arnhem Land, and the challenges posed by the new arrangements: some emerging observations from the Indigenous Community Governance project.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research


Last updated: 13 March 2018
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