What is the Pregnancy Centres Network?
The Pregnancy Centres Network (PCN) was set up in 2014 to draw the centres together. We are now networking with around 90 centres.
The aim is to encourage local teams in their work of non-directive support, exercised with care and compassion, and based on Christian principles. We also support these centres as they engage in preventative work educating young people in schools and other settings.
Many have thriving schools programmes to help young people think about their choices and decisions as they enter adulthood. Some centres provide compassionate support to women in prison coming to terms with terminations or child loss, whilst others have developed strong partnerships with local hospitals and clinics offering pre-termination care. Each team, big and small, responds to the needs of its local community around issues of unplanned pregnancy, termination, pregnancy loss or child loss. We love seeing each centre fulfilling its potential.
Through the work of the PCN, we aim to achieve the following:
- Co-ordinate information between centres and regions
- Provide encouragement to centre leaders and their teams
- Build common resources for the benefit of local centres
With this in mind, we are holding our first annual conference on Saturday 21 November.
The day will be designed to encourage and equip the centre teams, and will give time for networking and information. It will include interactive seminars dealing with topics raised by the centres, and an update about the way ahead for the PCN, as well as a keynote presentation by Professor John Wyatt. If you are involved in a centre, or are interested in the work that they do, please contact us. For more information, please visit our website: www.pregnancycentresnetwork.org.uk or contact Ali on firstname.lastname@example.org