but not parents
We should welcome any new initiative that might improve the wellbeing of some children and families in some parts of some countries. Looking to the future, I have some questions:
1. The PRECI focus is on professional and researchers. Will representative families be invited in? How can they not be?
2. A look at the website suggests the committee members are very predominantly white. Will people from other races and cultures be invited in? This would better reflect the wonderfully rich make-up of antipodean populations.
3. The committee members are predominantly from health and ‘therapy’. Will there eventually be a better balance between health and education? This would seem to be necessary if PRECI is going to help rescue children and families from an out-dated medical model of support.
Peter Limbrick, October 2023.