About Us

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

RESPECT

for mums, dads and children, and for each other.

EQUALITY 

young parent families have the right to the same start in life as other families

INTEGRITY

honest, trustworthy, informed approach

KINDNESS

with our WILD families, our team, our partners; to each other

RESOURCEFULNESS 

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

Our History 

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!

Our Future

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.

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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:

Group work

for mums, dads and children,  with activities focusing on healthy, happy and safe outcomes for families

Outreach

reaching isolated families in their homes and communities

Casework

For those experiencing increased risk

Dads Work

including dads in their child’s life

Partnership working 

working with other agencies to offer coordinated, integrated support

Evidence-based practise

to ensure best outcomes

Needs-assessed

placing services where and how they are needed most

Peer-based

young parents learning from each other

Creativity

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.