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Parenting

Research consistently shows the relationships that children and young people have with their families, particularly their parents, are among the most important influences on child and adolescent development and psychological wellbeing, which sets the foundation for their health and wellbeing in childhood and adult life.

It is essential that evidence-based parenting support programs continue to be provided to local communities.


Reports

Reports

Speaking Out about Family Separation, December 2018

The views of children and young people with experience of separation and the family law system in WA.

Indicators of Wellbeing

The Commissioner has developed this practical online data resource to monitor and report on the wellbeing of WA’s children and young people.

How can you help your child to be engaged in school and learning?

Top tips for parents, carers and family

Child Safe Organisations WA - Information for parents, carers and family

Issues papers

Issues papers

Supporting parents

Policy briefs

Policy briefs

Maternal and infant health

Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework

Aboriginal children and young people speak out about culture and identity

Developed from the Commissioner's 2011 Wellbeing research project

Children and young people speak out about bullying

Developed from the Commissioner's 2011 Wellbeing research project

Children and young people speak out about families

Developed from the Commissioner's 2011 Wellbeing research project

Submissions

Submissions

Submission to National Children’s Commissioner on young parents and their children

Submission to the National Children’s Commissioner project on interventions and supports for young parents and their children.

Submission to the Department for Child Protection and Family Support, April 2016

Earlier Intervention and Family Support Strategy Discussion Paper

Submission to Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, May 2013

Paid Parental Leave Scheme Review

Submission to the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, October 2011

Comment on the Paid Parental Leave: Dad and Partner Pay Policy Statement

More information

More information

Info for parents, carers and family

The Commissioner's resources that provide parents, carers and families with practical tips to use with their children to help make meaningful, real-life improvements to their world.

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