Child Health and Parenting

Child Health and Parenting

Further Information

CHAPS Services Brochure

Useful links

Child Health & Parenting Service (CHaPS) provides:

  • Child health, growth and developmental assessments;
  • Healthy Kids Checks
  • Parent support and information; and
  • Early intervention services.

The CHaPS model of care has been thoroughly reviewed and updated. The documents below provide an overview of the model of care that is now being delivered by the Child Health and Parenting Service:

Service Diagram - CHaPS model of care

Information for parents on the CHaPS model of care 

Services are provided through:

  • Child Health Centres
    located around the state, also operating within community health centres and primary schools throughout Tasmania;
  • Parenting Centres
    based in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie;
  • Parent Line 
    phone 1300 808 178 for support;
  • cu @ Home
    for young first-time parents 15-19 years of age;
  • Wetaway Program
    assists children to overcome bedwetting difficulties; and
  • Children's Therapy Services
    Assessment and referral services for children 0-5 years who may have delayed in one or more areas of their development.

CHAPS also work in partnership with local communities through schools, neighbourhood houses and local organisations.

Child Health and Parenting Services Strategic Plan 2009 - 2014