Our vision is that everyone who becomes a parent feels confident, connected, and safe because we believe parents help build the foundations of the future.
Every year we support over 250,000 parents across the UK and Channel Islands on their unique journeys through pregnancy, birth, infant feeding, and early parenthood.
We are the charity that supports people as they become parents.
Our strategy, For Every Parent, is a 5-year plan for our charity, designed to help us support each unique journey of pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood.
That everyone who becomes a parent feels confident, connected, and safe because we believe that parents help build the foundations of the future.
We’re the charity that supports people as they become parents.
Through pregnancy, birth and early parenthood:
We create opportunities for parents to connect with others.
We share evidence-based information that parents can trust.
We empower parents to make decisions that are right for them.
We listen to parents’ experiences and campaign to make things better.
We build local capacity in communities so we can be there for parents, now and in the future.
We are always welcoming, creating connections and building communities.
We achieve better outcomes by working together.
We ensure equity and inclusion are core to who we are and what we do.
We are bold, brave, and progressive.
We provide trusted, high-quality, evidence-based information, support, and services.
Who we are
We are the charity that supports people as they become parents. We're here for you through pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood.
Our charity has a proud 65-year history of creating transformative change in the lives of parents. We are a trusted voice, a reassuring presence and a strong advocate, campaigning on the issues that matter most.
Today, we are a membership charity and a strong community of volunteers, practitioners, peer supporters, staff, students, advocates, and campaigners. We have a huge opportunity to positively influence the experience of millions more people as they become parents and to shape a bright future together. Get involved!
What we do
We connect, inform and support parents through our antenatal and postnatal courses, bringing people together to share information and experiences of pregnancy, birth, and life with a new baby. Our peer support programmes are there for parents who may be under-served by society or who are experiencing challenges with mental health, social isolation, or other unmet needs.
We host thousands of community-based events across the UK. If you’re a new or expectant parent, chances are you’ve joined one of our Bumps & Babies Groups or visited a Baby Café to access infant feeding support. Many of these activities are run by our volunteers, who give more than 70,000 hours of outstanding community service each year.
We support parents to make informed decisions that feel right for them. We provide access to evidence-based information through our website, Parent Hub and free Infant Feeding Support Line 365-days a year.
Our Annual Reports provide an overview of our charity’s impact each year and the work and collaborations we build to deliver this impact.
It includes a report from the Trustees and a record of our financial performance. The most recent ones are available to download.