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Social Enterprise

Parentskool C.I.C. is a regulated, not for profit community interest company. This means that we are legally committed to using profits made from sales of antenatal classes to put on free antenatal classes in deprived communities. A Community Interest Company means that all of the company, including its assets, courses, customers and profits belong to the community.  A CIC is a type of social enterprise.

What is a social enterprise? A social enterprise:

A social enterprise does not:

What is a CIC?

A CIC is a new type of company introduced by the United Kingdom government in 2005 under the Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004, designed for social enterprises that want to use their profits and assets for the public good.  CICs are designed with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners. CICs tackle a wide range of social and environmental issues and operate in all parts of the economy. By using business solutions to achieve public good, it is believed that social enterprises have a distinct and valuable role to play in helping create a strong, sustainable and socially inclusive economy.

Public Services Act (2012)

Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act, all public bodies in England and Wales are required to consider how the services they commission and procure might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area. Parentskool is planning on using our results from free antenatal courses to get commissioned in local and national NHS contracts in the future.

What is our plan?

Our plan is simple. We sell antenatal classes to those who can afford to pay – but we keep the prices as low as we can – and we use the profit we make to offer free classes in deprived areas. This is how it should be: everyone gets the same standard of education, not just those who can pay.

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Social enterprise goals

Parentskool has 8 specific social goals which we aim to meet.

We also have the following goals:



¹Formerly FSID Foundation for the Study of Infant Death

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