Parent Champion Befrienders

A scheme created by local mums for local mums (and carers)

Having a baby isn’t easy. It’s full of challenges and struggles. 

Our LEAP Befrienders are here to help by introducing you to essential activities and services in your area.

What can Parent Champion Befrienders do for you?

They meet up with you now and again, introducing you to local activities and other mums.

You might want help because:

  • You don’t know what's available for you and your child
  • You don’t know the local area
  • English isn't your first language
  • You'd like to meet another mum who speaks your language
  • You're anxious about joining large groups of people
  • Everything feels too much at the moment

How does it work?

  1. We'll try to find the best Parent Champion Befriender for you.
    Someone who speaks your language, has children a similar age or shares your interests or experiences.
  2. We’ll try and do this within 3 weeks.
  3. At first you might talk over the phone, then meet at a place where you feel comfortable.
  4. When you’re ready, you’ll attend a local activity or community event together.

Who can use this service?

Mums or carers with a child aged 0–18 months, living in the LEAP area. Check if you live in the LEAP area.

Could you become a Parent Champion Befriender?

If you are patient, friendly and you can commit 1-2 hours a week to befriending other parents we want to hear from you. We'd especially love to hear from parents who speak multiple languages. 

Our next training on 16 November, you'll get training for the role and a free creche is provided for your little ones.  Get in touch using the details below. 

What else do I need to know?

Parent Champion Befrienders are trained volunteers who have passed a DBS check.

If you would like us to pair you with a Befriender — or you would like to become a Befriender — please contact Kimberlin Dunkley, Parent Champions Coordinator.

Email: | M: 07949 073 437

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