Elaine McCann with her mentor, Sarah Jane Leonard. Elaine was only eight weeks’ pregnant on her first child, Jayden, when she joined the Preparing for Life programme. Photograph: Conor Healy

Parenting mentor Sarah Jane Leonard says that when she was pregnant at age 17 she “would have done anything” to know the information she now gives to(...)

Marion Dennis with her son, Jamie. Marion is reaping the rewards for participating in the Preparing for Life programme. Photograph: Conor Healy

Marion Dennis was “terrified” when she learned she was pregnant at the age of 42 with her son Jamie, even though he wasn’t her first child. But having(...)