The National Childbirth Trust

The National Childbirth Trust

Charity information

The National Childbirth Trust

NCT wants all parents to have an experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood that enriches their lives and gives them confidence in being a parent.

Founded 1989

  • Mission statement

    NCT has been supporting parents for over fifty years. Our antenatal and breastfeeding support is evidence-based and run by trained specialists giving parents the skills and confidence to improve their own health outcomes. We are the UK’s largest parent charity and the trusted source of parenting support for parents’ First 1,000 Days – a period that is proven to be the most crucial in a child’s development. We work on behalf of all parents, regardless of sex, ethnicity, age, income, education, beliefs or experience, who are on the First 1,000 Days of their parent journey. It includes those who are first-time parents and those who have one or more children already. We offer expert information and trusted practical and emotional support through our website, helpline, antenatal and postnatal classes, baby first aid courses, breastfeeding counselling and peer support schemes. Our face to face services are volunteer-run from a network of local branches.

    NCT wants all parents to have an experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood that enriches their lives and gives them confidence in being a parent.

  • Aims

    The National Childbirth Trust aims to:

    • To preserve and protect the mental and physical health of pregnant women by, but not exclusively, the provision of physical, emotional and practical support during pregnancy and childbirth
    • To preserve and protect the mental and physical health of parents and their children during the postnatal period.
    • To advance the education of the public including healthcare professionals in childhood and parenthood.
  • Overview

    Established: April 1989

    Registered Charity Number: 801395

    Board members: 16

    Full time staff: 116

    Part time staff: 51

    Volunteers: 5099

    Phone number: 442087522388

    Address: Alexandra House, Oldham Terrace, Acton W3 6NH

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