This website is a space to find, connect and collaborate with other practitioners, volunteers, commissioners, funders and parents.
Informal peer support can make a unique and invaluable contribution to achieving healthier pregnancies, better births and healthier babies.
Stage 1. Vision, goals and context
Stage 2. Designing your programme
Stage 3. Setting up your programme
Stage 4. Delivering your programme
Stage 5. Reviewing and improving your programme
You've designed it, you've set it up and are now delivering your programme.
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Ensure recruiting pregnant women for support aligns with training your volunteers. This requires careful coordination.
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Ensure a positive journey of support for every pregnant woman, expectant father or partner.
Volunteers need to be part of a strong network to feel safe, valued and supported. Giving peer supporters a high-quality volunteer experience will also impact on retention.
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Ongoing informal group learning in tandem with volunteering experience.
Focused support that is parent-led and nurtures confidence.
Making it meaningful and effective
Safeguarding children, young people and ‘adults at risk’ from harm is everybody’s responsibility.
Where to get further support if needed.
Tell everyone about an event in your community.
Post your questions and ask your community for ideas.
Submit a service or social group in your area.