‘We feel we’re the voice of every young parent and people might start to listen’

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The teenage pregnancy rate in England and Wales at its lowest since 1969, according to figures published earlier this 
year by the Office for National Statistics.

In 2007, the teenage pregnancy rate in Wakefield was 56 per 1,000 girls aged under18, higher than the averages for both Yorkshire and the whole country.

Since then, work has 
been going on to 
tackle the issue and the number of under 16s 
who become pregnant has gone from the highest in West 
Yorkshire to among 
the lowest.

Barnardo’s Young Families has helped 
more than 1,600 young parents and their 
families in the Wakefield area over the past decade.

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