ARC helps families reach and follow through the right decisions for themselves. But its influence goes beyond this, to raising awareness, influencing policy and delivering professional education in the sensitive and complex area of prenatal testing.
Professor Dian Donnai CBE, Academic Unit of Medical Genetics and Regional Genetic Service, St Mary's Hospital, Manchester.
Support for Health Professionals
ARC is the only national charity offering specialist support to parents throughout antenatal testing and diagnosis of fetal anomaly. ARC recognises that health professionals working in this field do a difficult job, often under ever-increasing pressure, and may sometimes be in need of additional support.
ARC's helpline is available for professionals as well as parents and all calls are confidential.
Helpline: 0845 077 2290 or 0207 713 7486 Monday - Friday, 10am to 5.30pm.
It takes time, experience and training to gain the confidence needed to tackle the difficult topic of fetal anomaly. ARC training enables the health professional to be able to respond both practically and emotionally to parents' needs as well as meeting health professionals' own support needs.
As well as a range of publications for parents and their families, we also have a publication to support health professionals. To find out more about our range of publications, click here.
If you would like to order any of our publications, please download our order form.
ARC holds a biennial conference in London for health professionals working in antenatal care.