Children and Parenting Support Service focuses on early intervention and the provision of resources to improve children’s development and wellbeing. The service supports parents and caregivers to build parenting skills and confidence. Children and Parenting Support Services are delivered by skilled coordinators and case managers in Kadina, Moonta, Wallaroo and the council districts of Wakefield-Barunga West and Peterborough-Mount Remarkable.

Children and Parenting Support Services provides parenting education and parenting skills courses, peer support groups and home visiting. In addition, the service is supported by an onsite Budget Based Funded (BBF) crèche where children participate in school readiness activities with qualified educators, whilst their parent/carer participates in parenting education and skills courses and/or peer support groups. A case management in home support service using early intervention approaches that focus on positive, consistent parenting and creating a safe environment for children to thrive. 

How can this service help my family?

Children and Parenting Support Services provides an early intervention and prevention approach to supporting children and their families. This service seeks to identify issues impacting on parenting, including the risk of neglect or abuse. With the focus on the wellbeing of children, a key component of early intervention and prevention is to increase protective factors to enable children and families to be more resilient and able to address any issues before they escalate. 

Families participating in this service have the opportunity to attend Parent Education and parenting skills courses as well as participating in peer support groups. Scheduling of parenting courses is client driven and in consultation with the parent group to ensure the needs of group members are met. Courses may include recognised programs such as Circle of Security, 123 Magic, Applied First Aid or Child Safe Environments (now known as Safe Environments - Through Their Eyes), or other informal activities focusing on social engagement.

Additionally, the service is supported by an on-site BBF crèche where children participate in school readiness activities while their parent/carer participates in parenting courses and/or peer support groups.

A supported playgroup is also offered through the BBF program.

Our goals are help you with parenting education, to strengthen social connections, to help with school readiness and provide a supported playgroup. By increasing the capacity of parents, carers and grandparent carers, Children and Parenting Support Service and the Budget Based Funded Creche help improve children’s wellbeing, physical and emotional development. 

How can my family access this service?

The Children and Parenting Support Services are available to anyone in a parenting role living in the Yorke Peninsula or Peterborough region. The primary focus is on families caring for children aged 0-12 years, but may include children up to age 18 years.

If you would like to access this service, complete this form today.
If you would like to refer someone to this program a referral form is available here.

UCSA
1300 067 777

Peterborough

205 Main Street, Peterborough SA 5422
Phone: 08 8651 2666

Kadina

9 Hay Street, Kadina SA 5554
Phone: 08 8821 3019


Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
Go to www.dss.gov.au for more information