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Parenting Commission to begin operation by early 2013

Published:Wednesday | December 5, 2012 | 6:28 AM

Monique Grange, Assistant News Editor

The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre

The Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says the National Parenting Commission begin operations by early next year.

Responding to questions from Marissa Dalrymple Phillibert, the Opposition spokesperson on education, Thwaites told Parliament that the process of choosing someone to coordinate the Commission is still underway.

He said the process has to be in accordance with the government’s guidelines for hiring.

Thwaites says the coordinator will drive the policy emanating from the legislation which has already been approved by the House and the Senate.

The Parenting Commission is expected to carry out activities that will help parents in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities as outlined in the National Parenting Policy.

It’s also aimed at providing support for parents by increasing their access to quality information and services.