Teenage Mums

Recent Government statics have revealed that children born to teenage mothers are at increased risk of poverty, low educational attainment and poor health in adult life, often becoming trapped in a cycle of intergenerational teenage parenthood. But the statistics also show that these poor outcomes are not inevitable if early and sustained support is put in place. These findings have led to the birth of a number of young parents projects which recognize the demands of caring for a baby at a time when young people themselves are making the transition from adolescence.