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.
- 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.
- 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
Carol Williams, Teenage Pregnancy Operational Lead
Tel: 01922 602330
Self-referrals are accepted. The service is available to those living in the borough of Walsall and who meet the criteria for support.