CLP backbencher Matt Conlan has called on his chief minister to take responsibility for the child prison abuse scandal, rather than blame others.

The NT chief minister says his government inherited a broken youth detention system from Labor and dismissed called for the government to be sacked.

NT authorities have uniformly denied knowledge of videos of juvenile prisoners being abused, but details of the abuse have been public for almost a year.

The government expects a report from a royal commission into NT youth detention by early 2017 after Malcolm Turnbull vowed to get to the bottom of teen abuse