The grant is part of the Australian Government Department of Social Service’s National Early Childhood Program (NECP) and will allow raisingchildren.net.au to improve online resources and information for families and carers of children with disability.
In a recent statement, Social Services Minister Amanda Rishworth said the funding aimed to support parents caring for children with disability or developmental concerns and build their capacity to support their child’s development.
Raising Children Network Director Derek McCormack said the team is looking forward to working with subject matter experts and other partner organisations to strengthen and tailor digital supports for these families.
“This funding will allow raisingchildren.net.au to continue to develop new resources and continue to keep all our trusted content updated as well as improving accessibility of the resources for parents on our website” he said.
“The NECP has a special focus on developmental concerns and helping parents early – something we are passionate about at Raising Children Network and we are excited to be part of this program in supporting Australian families.”
The new resources will build on the work raisingchildren.net.au is already doing in this space, and also complements other development work under the Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) program, which has so far produced an extensive suite of resources to help families more confidently navigate the NDIS.
“The work will also include looking for innovative ways to deliver information on child developmental concerns,” said Mr McCormack.