Baby Steps Referrals

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.

Where Baby Steps is available


01253 955 709


01274 381 440


07833 245680


01748 835704


07833 245680


01534 760800


0116 242 9110


07833 245680


01792 341 700


01980 846 164


07833 245680


07833 245680

West London

020 3763 2333

Help and advice for professionals

Library catalogue

We hold the UK's largest collection of child protection resources and the only UK database specialising in published material on child protection, child abuse and child neglect.

Search the library

Research and resources

Read our latest research, leaflets, guidance and evaluations that share what we've learned from our services for children and families.
Find research and resources

Information Service

Our free service for people who work with children can help you find the latest policy, practice, research and news on child protection and related subjects.

For more information, call us or email

0808 800 5000

Submit an enquiry

Child abuse and neglect

Find out what child abuse is, how to spot the signs, who is affected and what you should do if you're worried about a child
Learn more