Derby Community Parent Programme

Derby Community Parent Programme is an affiliate of Parents 1st who promote sustainable, effective and nationally acclaimed peer support programmes that enables the ‘Community Parent’ concept to flourish. By ‘Community Parents’ we mean mothers, fathers, grandparents and carers. Our passion is building on the strengths and skills of parents living in less advantaged communities. Relationships are at the heart of support. Informal early prevention in the heart of local communities empowers parents to cope well from the beginning.

Community Parents are important intermediaries who carry out a role midway between that of a professional and a friend. They also assist parents to ‘take the first step’ into accessing local services before problems become entrenched and difficult to resolve. A Community Parent has particular personal qualities. By offering advocacy, informal support, useful information and encouragement to other local parents they can reach those who are wary of professionals, building bridges to help all parents to feel valued and supported.

Could you support parents through pregnancy, birth and the baby’s first few months?

Join our team of volunteer peer supporters who:

  • Help parents to keep well during pregnancy and prepare for birth
  • Be at their side during the labour and childbirth
  • Offer practical help giving parents time to get to know their baby
  • Support parents to feel confident about caring for their new baby

The first step to becoming a Derby Community Parent Programme peer supporter is a fun, free and friendly 4 session taster course. If you are interested please fill in the following form and someone will be in touch shortly:

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