Parenting SA
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Parenting SA is an initiative of the South Australian Government and part of the Department of Human Services

About Parenting SA

Parenting is powerful - it is not just about parents; it is shared by grandparents, relatives, friends and those who care for children. To shape and influence a child's life is one of the most important things one can do.

Parenting SA is an initiative of the Government of South Australia established in 1996 to promote the value of parents and the important role of parenting. Parenting SA is a partnership of the Women's and Children's Health Network and the Department for Education and Child Development.

Parenting SA aims to:

  • give recognition to the important and demanding role of parenting
  • promote the status of parenting
  • promote the importance of effective parenting practices
  • provide information based on the latest research
  • inform parents about resources available in South Australia
  • support parents in building on their knowledge, skills and confidence
  • encourage parents to feel supported to ask for help at difficult times

Parenting SA is unique in terms of its role and function. It is a small unit that works in partnership with a wide range of Government and non-government agencies and experts.

It acknowledges and respects the diversity of family and cultural patterns with recognition that there is no one right way of parenting.

Evaluations of Parenting SA and its programs, undertaken by independent bodies, acknowledge it to be a highly valued and respected organisation, producing a range of extremely valuable resources.

Contact details

295 South Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

Phone: (08) 8303 1660
Fax: (08) 8303 1653


Administrative Officer

Page last updated: 18 January 2016 Government

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