Support for new parents and babies in New South Wales

Support for new parents and babies in New South Wales

Contact has welcomed the opportunity to provide comments within the current Legislative Assembly Committee on Community Services inquiry into support for new parents and their babies in New South Wales.Our response to this inquiry has drawn upon Contact’s 38-year history of working within isolated contexts in NSW and the critical importance of recognising the unique needs of rural and remote areas within the inquiry considerations.

We applaud the NSW Government’s commitment to improving the physical health, mental health and child protection outcomes for new parents and babies with consideration given to areas of disadvantage in relation to babies' health outcomes and to models of support for new parents in other jurisdictions and the role of technology in enhancing support services within this inquiry.

Contact looks forward to the potential of responsive rural and remote approaches being reflected within the resulting Committee on Community Services new parent and their babies’ inquiry recommendations.

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