Teenage pregnancy

The service offers both support for teenage parents aged 13-19 (up to age 21 for those with special educational needs or a disability), and also prevention of teenage pregnancy for young people under 18.

Support services

  • Provide young parents, parents-to-be and their children holistic support that focuses on their health and well-being by linking with partners delivering the Health in Pregnancy service/healthy child programme
  • Ensure that the service and other services for young people are accessible, meet ‘You’re Welcome’ principles and are inclusive of young fathers; with strong referral links to relevant agencies.
  • Focus on reducing the stigma faced by young parents, in turn preventing social exclusion.

Prevention services

  • Focus on safe-sex messages, including delivering media campaigns and training
  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) will focus on best practice and be evidence-based. The current aim being to adopt a universal whole school approach underpinned by Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) programme delivered in partnership with school nursing, sexual health and partner agencies across primary and secondary school settings
  • Provide bespoke youth development programmes for vulnerable young people aged 13-16 years
  • Support young people to access sexual health services; provide resources to promote access to sexual health services.

The service operates 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Teenage Pregnancy Service
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Blakenall Village Centre
Thames Road

Service lead

Carol Williams, Teenage Pregnancy Operational Lead
Tel: 01922 602330
Email: tpt@walsall.nhs.uk

Self-referrals are accepted. The service is available to those living in the borough of Walsall and who meet the criteria for support.