Roditeljske potrebe za podrškom i dostupnost usluga za podršku roditeljstvu : perspektiva predstavnika jedinica lokalne i područne samouprave
Parents` need for support and availability of services for parenting support: perspective of the representatives of local and regional self- government units
The chapter presents the results of expert interviews with the representatives of four local and regional self- government units in Croatia (Varaždin, Poreč, Petrinja, Šibenik). Issues related to availability and organisation of different community-based services directed towards parents of small children are discussed, e.g. in health care, early childhood education and care, social care, services provided by the NGOs which aim towards better work-family balance and child wellbeing etc. The results indicated how communities gives different political priority to these services and how the social investement discourse can be only identified in Poreč.