Supporting parents of young children to plan for future employment involves opportunities and challenges.

This study will explore the individual and external resources available to parents with employment aspirations, and examine the implications of introducing compliance and mutual obligation requirements to parents receiving Parenting Payment.

The findings will inform the development of Brotherhood service models which prepare people outside the labour force for future employment.

This study will complement the Department of Employment evaluation of ParentsNext, which is currently underway.

Contact: Seuwandi Wickramasinghe swickramasinge(at) 

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

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