Helping parents to be their best
MT Lawley is the home of a new Centre for Parenting Excellence.
The centre was recently opened by Community Services Minister Paul Miles and Professor Stephen Zubrick of the Telethon Kids Institute in Subiaco.
Mr Miles said the centre would encourage “best practice in parenting services”.
“The Government recognises the profound importance of parenting in giving children the best possible start in life,” he said.
“The centre has been established to work with community sector providers and government to improve the availability and quality of parenting services and provide better co-ordination of services.”
The steering committee for the centre includes Jennifer Mathews, Cheryl Barnett, Garry Hewitt, Trulie Pinnegar, Colin Pettit, Irina Cattalini and Dr Cheryl Kickett-Tucker.
Mr Miles said one of the first tasks of the new centre would be to undertake a mapping of parenting services across WA, as recommended in a 2015 report by the Commissioner for Children and Young People.
“I am very confident the committee will work successfully with the parenting sector to achieve results for Western Australian parents,” he said.
Community Services Minister Paul Miles (centre) opens the Centre for Parenting Excellence in Mt Lawley.