The work of the Australian Red Cross in supporting Perth's vulnerable families has been recognised for its role in child protection.
The Red Cross Family Support Team has won the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) award for Inspiring Child Safety Programs.
The Family Support Program is volunteer based and operates in metropolitan Perth, supporting families with an infant under 12 months of age.
The manager of the program, Daisy Ashworth, says the program supports families when they need it most.
"We know that bringing up kids can be one of the toughest jobs in the world. We work with all kinds of families from mums who are going through or at risk of postnatal depression to families experiencing financial or relationship issues." Ms Ashworth said.