WA Liberals announce an increase in Chaplaincy Funding
This morning, Zak Kirkup and the Liberal party announced an election commitment towards chaplaincy services in Western Australia.
The announcement included a significant expansion of the existing school chaplaincy service.
“The mental health and wellbeing of students has become a critical focus for many schools to manage and a consistent message from school communities is the need for increased services to address the increasing demand for support.”
“Expanding the School Chaplaincy Service to all schools that wish to access a chaplain will give more students the opportunity to receive valuable pastoral care and support offered by chaplains,” said Liberal leader Zak Kirkup.
“YouthCARE welcomes the election commitment from the Liberal party. This announcement recognises the valuable work YouthCARE chaplains and their commitment to their school communities. This new funding will allow all schools that want a chaplain to access a chaplain.”
“We also welcome funding for new opportunities and we look forward to working in partnership with other school services that have also been acknowledged in this funding announcement,” said Stanley Jeyaraj, YouthCARE CEO.
Read the WA Liberals announcement here.