This guide was originally produced in 2008 by the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Department of Health. It has been revised with input from midwives and voluntary sector organisations. It offers those working in maternity services practical guidance on supporting young mothers and young fathers.
This guide has been written for midwives, doctors, maternity support workers and receptionists who are involved in the care of pregnant teenagers and young fathers. It is particularly aimed at practitioners where there are no dedicated services for young parents.