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Inquiry Details

Support for new parents and babies in New South Wales

The inquiry focused on ways to improve physical health, mental health and child protection outcomes for new parents and babies. The Committee also considered areas of disadvantage in relation to babies' health outcomes. Models of support for new parents in other jurisdictions and the role of technology in enhancing support services were also examined.

 

In the video below, Committee Chair Mr Kevin Conolly MP discusses the report's findings and recommendations:

 

 

 

That the Committee on Community Services inquire into and report on support for new parents and babies in New South Wales, including:

  1. The adequacy of current services and structures for new parents, especially those who need extra support, to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their babies.
  2. Changes to current services and structures that could improve physical health, mental health and child protection outcomes.
  3. Specific areas of disadvantage or challenge in relation to health outcomes for babies.
  4. Models of support provided in other jurisdictions to support new parents and promote the health of babies.
  5. Opportunities for new and emerging technology to enhance support for new parents and babies.
  6. Any other related matters.

 Terms of reference - Support for new parents and babies

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