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Support services for pregnant women, newborn babies and their families

Support services for pregnant women, newborn babies and their families

“Being compassionate” is our reaching out programme for pregnant women and their families who are struggling. With your help, we can protect children from harm, abuse and neglect from birth.

In Pakistan, the infant mortality rate is extremely high. Lack of resources, appropriate health care and immediate medical support are a few factors, amongst many, contributing to the risks not only to babies but also to mothers. Many pregnant women and their unborn babies continue to face life-threatening situations due to the lack of medical care and support. These issues put children in danger and create vulnerability for many young lives.

It is not always easy for some families to give their children the best possible start in life. Some households might be experiencing high-risk situations such as extreme poverty, domestic violence, drugs, and other substance misuses, unemployment, financial difficulties, limited resources, immigration issues, gender inequalities, mental health issues, or psychological trauma. Every household has a different story that requires consideration.

These issues are some of the most significant factors that create risks of child abuse, neglect and harm. Therefore, at SCYP we aim to help pregnant women and their families who are going through tough times, so they can give a positive future to their children. We aim to achieve this by working in partnership with local services while supporting vulnerable persons before, during and after a baby is born.

Through this programme, we aim to:

  • build partnerships with local public/private hospitals, maternity and health centres and set-up helpdesks at these centres for supporting families in immediate needs
  • engage with local communities and health centres for enhancing existing structures and capacities. 
  • arrange resources for saving newborn babies, infants and mothers’ lives


We aim to make sustainable and systemic changes which are possible only by engaging with the community and enhancing the capacities of existing systems. We aim to support pregnant women and their families in the most vulnerable conditions by working with the existing medical set-ups and training the relevant staff to be compassionate, respectful and attentive to recognise needs, signs of abuse, harm and neglect. We will run training programmes to support and educate families on how to stay safe and give their babies a healthy and hopeful start. With the right support, we can make a difference. We cannot do this alone but we can do this with your help.

Get involved

Get involved, here are some great ways to make a difference


By volunteering with us, you can make a real difference directly to many children, young people and their families’ lives. Your desire to help and enthusiasm to make a difference is all what you need to join us.

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Together, we can make a real difference to children, young and vulnerable people’s lives. We aim to convince government and law-making institutes take abuse, cruelty and violence of all kinds as grave crimes.

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Support us in preventing abuse so that many young lives can be protected. There are many children and young people who need us now. We can help them with your support. Help us reach out to every child and young person.

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We believe in concerted efforts to preventing cruelty and abuse by:

  • Developing individual capabilities, competencies, skills and understanding of children, young persons and persons responsible (parents, carers, teachers)
  • Providing safeguarding training services and life-long learning skills to children, young persons and persons responsible
  • Making regulatory authorities and law work for children’s safety and empowerment
  • Engaging the local and national public and private institutions into safeguarding policy planning and implementation for children and young people
  • Working together with government agencies, public and private institutions
  • Highlighting our strengths as a society and identifying areas of work
  • Introducing and strengthening safeguarding practices
  • Providing counselling
  • Preventing porn, hate and grooming online