Teenage pregnancy

Nottingham’s Teenage Pregnancy Strategy

Tackling teenage pregnancy remains a high priority. Nottingham City is committed to preventing unplanned teenage pregnancy and supporting teenage parents. Early intervention and raising aspirations are key agendas, which means we are working hard to ensure that all children get the best start in life and that young people and their families are supported as early as possible to make positive choices about their future. The good work being undertaken in Nottingham has led to a downward trend in the number teenage conceptions in the city.

If you would like to know more about Nottingham’s work to support teenage parents and prevent unplanned teenage pregnancies, please click here for more detailed information about Nottingham’s approach.

Support for those who work with young people or families

If you work with young people or families and would like to receive regular email updates and opportunities to learn from each other through workshops and networking events, you could join the Nottingham Teenage Pregnancy Network. If you are interested in finding out more please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Support for young people, parents, carers

If you are a young person, a parent or a carer and want to know more about services that are available or need support around sex, relationships or staying safe, the contacts below may be of use:

  • Click here to go to the NHS Nottingham City page on sexual health.
  • NHS Choices has a page on sex and young people which answers questions and has information about local services. This is useful for young people, parents and carers. Visit the website here.

Support for young people

If you want to find out where you can access contraception and sexual health services that are aimed at young people or need someone to talk to about sex, relationships, or if you think you may be pregnant, the contacts below should be helpful:

  • Base 51 has a range of safe, welcoming and confidential services for young people in Nottingham either through drop-in services or you can call on 0115 952 5040 (office hours 9-5pm), email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website www.base51.org.uk where you will find up-to-date information about the services that are offered and opening times. Base 51 is located at 51 Glasshouse Street, Nottingham, NG1 3LP.
  • Nottingham Youth is the website for young people in Nottingham. Things to do, places to go and much more. Visit the website at www.nottinghamyouth.co.uk.

If you are concerned that you are pregnant, your GP will be able to offer you initial advice and signpost you to relevant services.

Support for parents and carers

If you are a parent or carer who wants to have more information about sex, relationships and staying safe or are concerned about your child the following contacts may be of use. The websites and services set up for young people are also full of useful information that you may want to look at. If you are concerned that your child may be pregnant and need support your GP is will be able to offer initial advice and signpost to relevant services.

  • Parent line Plus is a national charity providing help and support to anyone caring for children – parents, grandparents, step-parents, relatives – for families living together as well as apart. Contact them on 0808 800 2222 or visit the website at www.parentlineplus.org.uk.
  • GotATeenager is a service for anyone with a teenager in their life. Join for parent-to-parent support, informal advice, useful information and a community of other parents dealing with the same issues. Visit the website at http://familylives.org.uk/advice/teenagers/.
Help and advice can also be found through the links below.
www.gotitcovered.co.uk - Nottingham City Teenage Pregnancy Partnership website for young people
www.ccardnottingham.co.uk - Information on the C-Card scheme for young people
- A factsheet on teenage pregnancy in Nottingham
www.parentlineplus.org and www.gotateenager.org - Advice for parents/carers from national charity Parentline Plus