Submission: Parenting support’s role in protecting child rights
Title: The role of parenting support in ensuring the protection of children’s rights
Author: Parenting Research Centre
Our submission to the National Children’s Commissioner regarding Australia’s progress in implementing the Convention on the Rights of Children says parenting support is fundamental to positive child outcomes.
It says governments have an important role to play in providing this support – as all parents will need to access support at some stage in their parenting journey.
This can take the form of formal support and infrastructure, informal supports such as online information sources, and workplace and education policies that promote high-quality connections between parents and children.
Effective parenting support should:
- always focus on child outcomes
- draw on the best available evidence
- be evaluated and informed by ongoing research
- be accessible
- focus on the end goal rather than how that goal is achieved (function over form).
Our submission points out that parents of children with disabilities and parents of adolescents have a particular need for effective parenting support.
- Read the full submission (PDF 868 KB)
- Read our submission on support for new parents and babies in NSW