In situations where a family is homeless and primary carer/s unable to look after child/children, a budget will be enabled to allow a closely related, blood relative to collect and return the child/children home to the Groote Archipelago. All care will be taken to ensure children are not removed contrary to their legal custodians’ wishes. If there is concern, it MUST be referred to the appropriate Government Agency (NT Police or Department of Children & Families – Child Protection Unit)
In situations where a clinic advises a child or baby is failing to thrive, a PO to the value of $100 to be raised for 6 consecutive weeks to the primary carer of the child/baby.
For the month of December only, no monthly medical purchase orders will be raised for on Archipelago recipients. Instead a food hamper will be supplied to every T.O. household on the Archipelago only.