The Village

A digital community for new parents and parents-to-be with care experience. An open, welcoming place where you can get information, access resources and reach out to others.  

The Village, was created following the learning from our Parent and Child group.  We wanted to expand the offering to all care new and expectant parents with care experience in Scotland.  Our research tells us there are over 500 new parents a year, with care experience and we want to reach them all. 

The Village is a place where people choose what is helpful for them, finding information, accessing resources or reaching out to our team members through our digital platforms Please (we will soon also be offering peer mentors).  Parents with experience of care told us they often felt stigma and judgement when reaching out, so we worked together to create an environment in which we understand support and encouragement are helpful, stigma, blame or judgement are not.    

You can find The Village on Instagram (@TheVillageScot) and Facebook (TheVillageScotland), as well as by signing up to the Why Not? Hub.

Check us out, you decide how involved you want to be. 

Our community was developed with parents with care experience for parents with care experience.

  • We do not accept referals, people choose to join. 
  • We do not do assessments, people tell us what they would like support with.
  • We do not keep records on you as a parent.
  • We do not report to other agencies (unless we have serious concerns about your welfare or someone else's welfare)