Services for parents in Western Australia will be universally accessible and flexible to parents' needs thanks to a new parenting services model.
Following a State-wide tendering process for parenting services, six successful community service providers have been announced.
The tender process, administered by the Department of Local Government and Communities was based on a new model that will be more responsive to changing community needs and demographics.
The model aims to ensure that all parents in WA have access to the services they require, when they need it most and will be available to parents who may require different methods of engagement and support.
Services have been appointed to every metropolitan and country region of WA, with support offered to organisations that were not successful in the tender process.
The new contracts will be in place from April 2017 for five years, and more than $5.6 million a year committed to supporting the new services.
The State Government also recently announced the expansion of the Ngala Parenting Line to assist parents of children aged up to 18 years old. The State Government provides $2.65 million per annum to Ngala for the helpline and in-residence parenting services