New Centre for Parenting Excellence opens in Mt Lawley


Minister Paul Miles (centre) at the opening of the Centre for Parenting Excellence in Mt Lawley.
Minister Paul Miles (centre) at the opening of the Centre for Parenting Excellence in Mt Lawley.

MT Lawley is the home of a new Centre for Parenting Excellence.

Community Services Minister Paul Miles and Professor Stephen Zubrick of the Telethon Kids Institute recently opened the centre.

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, director Professor Zubrick; Cheryl Barnett, Garry Hewitt, Trulie Pinnegar, Department Colin Pettit, Irina Cattalini and Cheryl Kickett-.

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.