We support teenage parents through our Teen Parent Support Programme working with young people (mums and dads) who became parents under the age of 19 years and our Student Mothers’ Group which supports young expectant mothers and young mothers to remain in second level education.
Barnardos Teen Parent Support Programmes work with young people who become parents under 19 years of age and continue to support them until heir child reaches two years of age.
The teen parent support programme works closely with teenage parents and their children to promote and nurture their educational, emotional and social well-being. The service is available to both teen mothers and fathers.
We have three Teen Parent Programmes,
Barnardos also run a Student Mothers Group which supports young expectant mothers and young mothers to remain in second level education.
The Students Mothers Group is available to mothers in secondary education in Waterford city and county and county Wexford.
The Teen Parent Support Programme helps teenage parents to maximise their potential and reduce risk of social exclusion and isolation.
Our Teen Parent Support Programme can support you by providing:
Our Student Mothers Group can support you by providing:
Our Teen parent Support Programmes and the Student Mothers group work on a self-referral basis, so a young parent can contact the service directly themselves and speak with one of Barnardos project workers. This is known as a self-referral. Referrals are also accepted from school and other invested partners.
Barnardos produces free booklets for parents on topics such as behaviour, outdoor play, bereavement, separation and bullying.