Eurofound report: Parenting support in Europe

Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

5th April 2013

This new Eurofound report gives an up-to-date overview of the main elements of parenting support services and the structure of services across Europe, summarising common challenges and offering policy recommendations.

Eurofound state that it is only recently that parenting support and education have come to be viewed as a social investment that contributes towards reducing parental stress and helping parents to manage their work-life balance.

Their report, Parenting support in Europe, gives an up-to-date overview of the main elements of parenting support services and the structure of services across Europe. It includes more detailed information about parenting support in seven Member States: Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, Portugal and Sweden.

The report summarises common challenges faced by all providers of parenting support, and concludes with policy recommendations based on what has been observed to work in different countries.

 

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