Note: the following question was commissioned by the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
Q. Do you think the government should provide more or less help in the following areas?
|Total more help||Total less help||Much more help||A little more help||The same amount of help||A little less help||Much less help||Don’t know|
|Parents who have a child with a disability||75%||3%||39%||36%||15%||2%||1%||6%|
|Support for low-income families to involve their children in activities like sports and music||64%||6%||25%||39%||22%||4%||2%||7%|
|Financial advice for low-income families||62%||5%||26%||36%||26%||3%||2%||7%|
|Health and medical services for babies and toddlers||57%||4%||22%||35%||32%||3%||1%||7%|
|Advice and support for divorced and separated parents||50%||7%||14%||36%||33%||4%||3%||11%|
|Advice for parents from non-English speaking backgrounds||47%||12%||14%||33%||32%||6%||6%||9%|
The most popular areas to provide more help were parents who have a child with a disability (75% more help), support for low-income families to participate in extra-curricular activities (64%), and financial advice for low-income families (62%).
A majority thought more help should be provided in each area, with the exception of advice for parents from non-English speaking backgrounds. However, 47% still thought more help should be provided in this area, and only 12% thought less help should be provided.
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