As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child.
But not everyone has this village when they need it most. The promise made clear that parents with care experience often face stigma at the early stages of becoming a parent, and more support is necessary to break down these barriers.
In line with this need, The Village was created in 2022 to serve as a digital community of support for new parents and parents to be with care experience. Now sitting under The Why Not Trust, this community gives care experienced parents access to information, resources, and a place to reach out to others.
Because this community was developed with parents with care experience for parents with care experience, it ensures that support and encouragement are given without the stigma, blame or judgment that they are too often faced with.
You can find The Village and share with your networks on:
You can also sign up to the Why Not? Hub, where The Village is now based.
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