Resources including publications and articles from NCT Matters magazine and "reaching all parents" column of NCT's New Digest professional development journal are available to download in this section.

Publications and articles include:

Cultural awareness and maternity care - an article from Perspective March 2016

Birth and Beyond community supporters - peer support for refugees and asylum seekers

Mary Newburn, Vanita Bhavnani and Sarah McMullen report on the evaluation findings of the proprogramme to train refugees and asylum seekers as peer supporters. Someone on my side (2015)

Mary Newburn, Vanita Bhavnani and Andrea Allez look at the achievements of the birth and beyond community supporters programme. Perspective June 2013

Facilitating antenatal courses attended by asylum seekers and refugees. An NCT guide for midwives, health visitors and education and support practitioners

This guide is based on the experience of the authors, Rose McCarthy and Val Winder, who have facilitated antenatal courses for AS&R clients over the past 10 years in partnership with Sure Start and Choto Moni Children's Centre.

NCT's North West development worker Ali Macleod describes NCT's work with the Chinese women's society in Manchester, Wai Yin. New Digest July 2009.

Louise Dunn describes how user involvement has developed in East Lancashire and the role which NCT has played in it. New Digest April 2009.

Maternity care in the community: reaching out to the women of Newham.

Journalist Victoria Whitwam describes how the maternity service in the London Borough of Newham was transformed through a progrmme that responds to women's needs. New Digest April 2010.

Working in Waverley children's centres West Midlands.

Amy Maclean, NCT's children centre programme manager reports on the services provided by NCT practitioners in Waverley. New Digest January 2011.

Transforming antenatal classes in Dudley: a successful partnership. Debbie Coates explains how NCT and the PCT revived a flagging service to reach people who do no normally attend hospital antenatal classes. Perspective September 2011.

Click on general resources for more information on supporting parents who are refugees and asylum seekers.