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Created by a partnership of member organisations of Australia’s leading early childhood agencies, the Raising Children website is produced with the help of an extensive network including the Australian Government.

Content partners

Partnerships with specialist content providers have helped the website create a comprehensive range of parenting topics.

Production partners

Joining forces with partners has helped the Network go above and beyond its original vision for the website.

Experts & advisors

The website is guided by a panel of independent national experts and is scrutinised by a team of over 120 expert reviewers.

A non-profit organisation

The Raising Children Network (RCN), incorporating Smart Population Foundation, is an incorporated company limited by guarantee. Its member organisations are the Parenting Research Centre and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children’s Hospital who work in partnership to provide information that can help parents with the day-to-day decisions of raising children.


Over 1000 parents were consulted at different stages of the website's development, either through focus groups, surveys or 'test-drives'.

Government supported

This website is proudly supported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.


Interest groups and health, education and child care professionals have helped to guide the development of the website, and will continue to do so.