Who are 
parent champions?

Parent Champions are parent volunteers who give a few hours a week to talk to other parents from the affected communities about the local services available to them. By sharing their own experiences of using a local service for their children, Parent Champions can build trust with other parents, put to ease any worries parents may have and encourage parents to make the best of the help available to them and their children. The Parent Champions programme is based on the idea that parents are the best people to support other parents. 

Parent Champions are supported by a local authority, children’s centre, school or local community organisation.

Some Parent Champions fit in their volunteering alongside work or study. Others haven’t worked for a while and want to gain experience.

Some Parent Champions have previously come from a professional background and are taking a career break or are interested in a career in childcare. Anyone with experience of being a parent can be a Parent Champion.

What are the benefits of being
a Parent Champion?

-Builds your confidence and transferable skills
-Provides access to training and employment
-Provides opportunities for you to give back to your community
-Make close friends working within a team of like-minded people.

As a Parent Champion you will meet and talk with other parents about the benefits of  services that are available in your area. You are not expected to know everything about the local services.
After some training, you will be able to direct parents to the organisations that could best help them.

By connecting parents with the local services that can help, you will be making a vital contribution to the lives of families you come across and to your wider community.

Find out more about Parent Champions