The Parenting Network have published their paper establishing that the are seeking:
• A national policy and well-resourced implementation plan for parenting supports in both the ROI and NI, either integrated into their respective broader policy frameworks (e.g. for children and young people) or as a stand-alone strategy (e.g. National Parenting Strategy, Scotland 2012).
• A strategic and coordinated approach to ensure that parenting services are available to all families who want or need them, through a combination of universal and targeted supports. Additionally, parenting support should be inclusive and recognise the diversity of family forms in today’s society, as outlined in the Department of Children and Youth Affairs’ (DCYA) high level policy statement,3 as well as the NI Family Matters Strategy and the new Family and Parenting Strategy (draft).

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