A member of Doula UK:
- Has completed a preparation course that means she has learned how to best offer the practical and emotional support you need
- Has been through (or is still going through) the Doula UK Recognition Process – a period of mentoring from a more experienced doula so that you can benefit from years of doula experience
- Is continually learning and developing through the membership community and support network of Doula UK
- Is recommended to have appropriate insurance and to provide clients with a clear, written agreement (ask them about that)
- Is committed to abiding by Doula UK’s Philosophy, Code of Conduct and Infant Feeding Guidance.
- Furthermore your confidentiality is protected by the Social Media Guidelines and safeguarding policies to protect you and your doula.
Doula UK is a membership organisation, and we trust that the information our doulas provide us with is truthful. However if we are made aware of any circumstance which we consider would preclude a member working with your family or in the presence of children, we will rescind membership immediately. Please ask your doula for references, and a DBS certificate if you feel it is necessary (please note that having a DBS certificate is not a condition of Doula UK membership).
Doula UK also has a complaints and feedback system if, for some reason, you are not happy with the service from your doula.