Jessica was 17 when she found out she was pregnant. She went to stay with one of our Foster Carers who specialises with parent and child placements. Jessica was taught how to care for her new baby from feeding and changing nappies to how to play and stimulate her.
The specialist placement meant that Jessica learnt the skills she needed to help her become a good parent, something she hadn’t been taught by her own family.
Her carer offered advice and support, and a lot of understanding. Jessica is now ready to be a mum on her own and will soon be moving into her own home with her baby,
confident that she will be able to cope. Jessica said “I love being a mum but I didn’t realise how difficult it could be. I’m so glad that I could go and stay with someone who showed me how to look after my baby properly.
She didn’t interfere or take over; she let me learn but was there for me when I really needed her.”
Could you provide this type of specialist placement?
Perhaps you have a background in childcare or just have lots of knowledge that you could pass on to a young mother. If so we would love to hear from you.
Could you provide support and guidance to a young parent? Download our information pack here or register your interest.