Empowered Foundations

Accreditation Scheme

Are you an SME*? Do you want to expertly improve your HR policies? Would you also like to improve the support you currently offer your female employees? If you answered a big fat yes to all three, then we have something just for you. Pregnant Then Screwed is developing a pilot project, alongside Best Beginnings, to increase the confidence and knowledge of employers when it comes to supporting their female employees who are undergoing fertility treatment or who have experienced pregnancy loss. It couldn’t be a better time to sign up, as during the pilot stage the accreditation programme is absolutely FREE! Your business will get access to incredible training and professional resources that will equip you to be an outstanding employer to those who could be in their darkest hour, without costing you a penny. Win win.


To be accredited, your management team will need to engage in training which consists of:

Six webinars:

Pregnancy at work

Fertility treatment at work

Pregnancy loss at work

Implementing flexible working

Hybrid working

Eliminating bias towards those who are pregnant or experiencing reproductive health issues at work

Please note, transcripts are available for all webinars


10 downloadable PDF’s for employers to give guidance on how to better support women in the workplace will also be available. All downloadable documents will include details on the legal responsibilities of an employer.


The training and resources above will be available for you to download and use within your teams. 


By completing the accreditation you will receive:

A one year PTS accreditation certificate and wording for your website/socials

Acknowledgement on the PTS website as having taking part in this trial accreditation scheme

Virtual Q&A sessions to troubleshoot and ask questions

Opportunity to attend live event in Leeds (in 2024) to hear more about issues related to this work


The accreditation will last for 1 year.


We will be hosting an information session on Monday 5th February at 1.30pm where you can find out more information about the training available, the accreditation process and have an opportunity to ask questions. To sign up, please register here: 


Please note, as stipulated above, this is strictly for SME’s and is a FREE six month training programme. The time commitment will be 10-15 hours.


To apply for the accreditation scheme and accompanying training, please complete this application form by Monday 26th February at 12pm:


Feedback from the first accreditation participants:


Sam (Astute) “The training videos have opened up important conversations with our line managers and encouraged them to think about how they approach pre, present and post pregnancy, pregnancy loss and family experiences with their teams. The additional resources are helpful in providing advice which can be referred back to after the initial training has been completed.”

Becca Rawlings, Total Media “[The most beneficial part of the training was] practical insights on language, boundaries, management, flexibility etc. Advice on policy and procedure but more importantly lived experience and how we can approach each individual case.”

Emily Sivey, Bippit “As someone who has not experienced reproductive health, my overall knowledge and understanding was limited, but this has really helped me learn more, and understand and create more resources for our team to find support too! The training has been helpful in bringing the conversation to the table. We have good policies in place but this training brought the conversation to the forefront to allow for refresher training and understanding. It also opened conversations up for those who were triggered by the thought of the training, something which they may not have felt comfortable to talk about if not presented with it. ”



*Small and medium-sized enterprise with up to 250 employees.



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