Supporting parents from Black and minority ethnic groups.

Supporting parents from Black and minority ethnic groups

NCT provides services tailored to the needs of parents from minority ethnic groups, parents who are refugees or asylum seekers and those with little or no English. We aim to empower parents and help them to create a network through which they can support each other.

Women from minority ethnic groups particularly those with little or no English often experience difficulties accessing maternity services and receiving appropriate, informed care and choices. Some women and thier babies are at risk of poorer health outcomes. Parents from these groups may be less knowledgeable about health services and support, or suspicious of health professionals who they feel do not always understand or respect thier own beliefs. This can lead to late or infrequent access to maternity services.

NCT are engaged in providing services designed to meet the needs of parents from Black and minority ethnic groups.  Providing a a safe environment is key to supporting these parents - an enviroment in which where parents can share their hopes, fears and feelings about pregnancy, birth, early parenthood.

In this section you will find good practice case studies and NCT publications and articles about our work with Black and minority ethnic groups. You will also find general resources produced by NCT and links to resources produced by other organisations to support these parents through the transition to parenthood. Tips and guidance on using multilingual information to support work with different groups is available.