Philosophy and Guiding Principles

Parents are the most important people in the life of a child

Parents are the most important people in the lives of children.

Parents are the most important people in the life of a child – A message from Sam to Dianne 2012

Established on the grounds of –

  • justice
  • compassion
  • human rights
  • the family being the nucleus or embryo of society

We will, as a community, support single parents as individuals as well as in their role as parents.

We shall encourage and empower parents to lead dignified and meaningful lives.

We will do all such things and acts that will fortify individuals, families and communities.

 

Single Parent Families exist in societies all over the world. Lone parents have existed since the beginning of man.

Prolonged suffering and hardship is the most common problem faced by single parent families.

In Australia Single Parent Families is an increasing trend.

 

Being a parent is an honour and privilege.

Being a parent is also the greatest responsibility to be bestowed upon an adult and the community as a whole.

As such:

  • Being a parent determines the right and obligation to parent your children irrespective of social origin
  • Principal parents must be supported to fulfil their roles as legal guardians, main supervisors and providers for children
  • Supporting parents in their parenting role is a community, state, national and global responsibility
  • Legislation must be drafted to be flexible and provide for and support parents, without discrimination and prejudice

 

Lone parents must be supported in their role as a parent through income supplementation and practical assistance so they can:

  • fulfil parenting duties
  • implement and maintain family and cultural values
  • optimize their health and that of their children
  • attain and maintain independence
  • live with a sense of safety and security
  • escape exposure to domestic and family violence
  • access personal self care and self development
  • raise standards of living
  • improve quality of life, meaning of life and enjoyment of life to achieve optimal mental health
  • access further education

If you are interested in becoming involved please contact Dianne.

If you are an organisation consider how your organisation can contribute to the welfare of single parents and their children in Australia and the world.