Keeping Kids Safe (PDF, 557KB) is an active document detailing our commitment to improving the approaches and practices at Ashley Youth Detention Centre (AYDC) and professionalise operations and the workforce.  


In September 2022, the Commission of Inquiry into the Tasmanian Government’s Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Settings (the Commission) requested that the Executive Director, Youth Justice Reform provide the Commission with an interim plan on how children and young people are being kept safe at AYDC during the transition period.

The resulting document, Keeping Kids Safe: A plan for Ashley Youth Detention Centre until its intended closure outlines the plan for increasing supports to keep children and young people safe and well at AYDC until its closure.