Terms of Service

Terms

This website is owned and operated by Pregnancy Centres Network (PCN). By registering to use the Secure Area of this website you agree to the following:

  1. Registration is provided for individual Pregnancy Crisis Centres, and only one registration per centre is permitted.
  2. Responsibility for the registration, including username and password details, will sit with someone in authority within the Centre (for example, trustee or the Centre Manager.)
  3. A PCN trustee will approve all new registrations prior to a password being allocated. Registration is at the sole discretion of PCN and may be revoked at any time.
  4. Registration will be for a period of six months, after which the registered user must change password and agree again to the Terms of Services which are current at that time.
  5. Registration provides access to certain elements of the website which are for registered users only. This information may not be copied and/or disseminated without prior approval of PCN.

By registering on this website you confirm that you are in agreement with the PCN Vision/Mission Statement, the PCN Statement of Faith, and our fundamental conviction that support for members of the public should be non-directive, as defined in our Charitable Objects. These documents are reproduced in the sections below.

Vision/Mission Statement

PCN Vision

Our vision is to relieve psychological, emotional and spiritual distress related to unplanned pregnancy or pregnancy/child loss by:

  1. Assisting and encouraging pregnancy centres in their non-directive work of supporting those facing unplanned pregnancy or struggling with pregnancy/child loss concerns with care and compassion based on Christian principles.
  2. Providing a national helpline and online support service to individual clients and/or supporting centres in providing similar services.

PCN Mission

To realise this vision PCN will:

  • Organise regular national conferences
  • Foster regular regional events
  • Support centres in accessing appropriate training resources
  • Disseminate relevant information and signpost resources
  • Provide spiritual encouragement and resources
  • Provide/facilitate research opportunities
  • Advocate and encourage best practice and good governance
  • Provide communication links for individual centres
  • Provide/facilitate a national helpline and online service to individual clients

PCN is a Christian-based organisation supporting pregnancy centres practising with a Christian ethos and therefore upholds principles of non-judgementalism, compassion, care and respect derived from a Christian understanding.

Recognising that abortion is a controversial issue that can provoke strong reactions, PCN’s purpose is to support centres in avoiding ideological polarisation and in offering compassion, information and practical support at the point of need. PCN and the centres it supports are not campaigning organisations, do not have a political agenda and are non-proselytising.

PCN upholds the following values:

  • Importance of alleviating personal distress and suffering
  • Respecting human rights and dignity
  • Appreciating the variety of human experience and culture
  • Respecting the rights of others to hold different beliefs and values
Statement of Faith

We believe in…

  1. The one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  2. The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
  3. The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
  4. The dignity of all people, made male and female in God’s image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
  5. The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
  6. The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
  7. The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
  8. The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
  9. The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
  10. The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers—given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
  11. The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.
Charitable Objects

Excerpt from the PCN Statement of Charitable Objects (regarding Non-Directive Support for Clients)

The trustees of the charity may seek to advance its objects by supporting independent pregnancy centres to advance its objects. However, whatever means the trustees adopt to advance its objects, the trustees shall take reasonable steps to ensure that the objects are advanced by the charity and any independent pregnancy centres it supports in accordance with:

  • the teachings of the Christian faith and the Christian identity and ethos of the charity and any pregnancy centre it supports, as such teachings, identity and ethos may be defined and described by the trustees of the charity from time to time;
  • any best practice occupational or professional standards applicable to any advice, counselling, guidance or other support provided by the charity or any pregnancy centres it supports; and
  • the fundamental conviction that all advice, counselling, guidance or support provided to women, their partners or families who are seeking the support of the charity or any pregnancy centres supported by it shall be ‘non-directive’. The provision of non-directive support means that neither the charity nor the pregnancy centres it supports shall offer opinions or views as to what is a ‘right’ or a ‘wrong’ choice or course of action but shall instead seek to provide objective information and guidance in a caring and compassionate way to enable such women, partners and families to make their own informed choices.