We want young parents and their babies to have the right to belong and thrive, to be heard and helped and to have the best possible start to family life.
Our WILD values
for mums, dads and children, and for each other.
young parent families have the right to the same start in life as other families
honest, trustworthy, informed approach
with our WILD families, our team, our partners; to each other
finding creative ways to make things work, together
Our Mission is to provide whole-family service for young mums, dads, and their children, working with families to meet their individual needs and create a positive start to family life
WILD was set up by a small group of young parents in 1992. Since then we have grown to cover the whole of Cornwall, and we are now the largest young parents' charity in the UK.
Over the last 26 years we have reached over 13,000 people - mums dads and children. Some of our original WILD parents are now in their forties, with grandchildren!
Over the next few years we look forward to using our national role to campaign with young parents for policies that will enable our WILD families to have an equal start to family life.
Our Way of Working
Our Theory of Change sets out how we believe we can help young parent families to have the best possible future.
Our Practice Framework explains what how we work with families. It is based on national and local research and strategies, and 26 years’ experience of working with young parent families. We offer an integrated whole-family approach:
for mums, dads and children, with activities focusing on healthy, happy and safe outcomes for families
reaching isolated families in their homes and communities
For those experiencing increased risk
including dads in their child’s life
working with other agencies to offer coordinated, integrated support
to ensure best outcomes
placing services where and how they are needed most
young parents learning from each other
self-expression, identity and community through arts
If you feel you would fit in and contribute to our work at WILD, check out the roles we are currently recruiting for.