Baby Steps Referrals At a glance

Children and young people now award winnerBaby Steps is for new parents who are more likely to need extra help, and less likely to access antenatal education. This includes those who:

  • have drug or alcohol problems (misuse substances)
  • are a recent migrant, asylum seeker or refugee
  • have difficulty reading, speaking or understanding English
  • have identified learning difficulties
  • have low level mental health problems (might be depression or anxiety)
  • are a victim of domestic abuse
  • are an offender or ex-offender (committed a crime)
  • are homeless
  • are a care leaver
  • are from a traveller community
  • have no social support networks
  • are in severe financial hardships (having severe money troubles)
  • and/or are under 20 years of age.

How to get help from NSPCC services

Sometimes you may be referred to one of our services by someone who already helps you, like a midwife, social worker, teacher or children's centre worker. You can join some of our services yourself, simply by contacting us to see if a place is available.

If you think a service that is available in your area might help you and your family, get in touch to find out more.

Interested in implementing Baby Steps in your local area?

We're now working with partners in the public and voluntary sectors, supporting them to implement this service in their local areas.

Get in touch if you're interested in running this service where you are.

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