With over 30 years of expertise, award-winning charity Parents1st has an excellent reputation for delivering high-quality volunteering and parent-to-parent support during pregnancy, birth and beyond.
We're absolutely delighted to bring that knowledge together on our platform for everyone interested in setting up, delivering or funding perinatal volunteer initiatives.
The ’open access’ website is free to all and includes hundreds of tools, manuals and resources based on clear and strong evidence from across the UK and other countries too. The platform is also home to a social network, connecting people to help them share their own ideas, resources and experiences of peer support and volunteer initiatives.
Almost two years in the making, this site has been developed by Parents1st using our platform and launches at todays 'Peer Support' conference taking place in London today.
Celia Suppiah, Parents1st CEO says:
There are five key practice guides on the platform with accompanying resources. They take users on a journey from planning, designing, setting up, and delivering a quality perinatal volunteer initiative, through to improving and reviewing it. Users can also access workshops and further support if needed.
Rachel, a midwife at Barkentine Birth Centre in East London says:
Features on this platform include:
Visit www.parents1st.org.uk to sign up to the site free of charge and access the community hub, guidance and resources.