Childfree Women UK & Ireland is a positive community and independent friendship network providing solidarity, socialising options, and support to happily childfree women living in the UK and Ireland, for free.
Join our network to make new friends and celebrate your path amongst like-minded women, both locally and across the isles!
Find out more by exploring the links above.
What we offer
Private, safe space
Calendar - create and attend social events in your area!
Groups - create your own interest groups!
Within the context of the Childfree Women UK & Ireland community and this website:
'Childfree' refers to the state of a particular individual not having children AND subjectively holding the view that, for themselves, not having children is a good, beneficial, or otherwise positive state of existence.
'Woman' refers to any person who may currently identify as a woman to any degree, including transgender women, genderfluid people, bigender people, non-binary people, cisgender women, etc.
are 18+ and live in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, or Ireland and identify as a woman and identify as childfree
... then we're a good fit!
Ready to join? Just check that you're on board with our Community Guidelines below, and set aside a little time for answering the profile questions. You'll have to answer all of them during signup, but once you've been approved, you'll be able to make any of your answers invisible.Let's go!
1. Please be proactive. Network activity is member-driven. Is there something on your mind? Start a new forum discussion and get us talking! Want to meet new friends near where you live? Search the Calendar for existing local events, or create your own and see who else is game! 2. Please remain compassionate and respectful. We're a positive space for celebrating childfree womanhood without disparaging other women who experience different circumstances, make different choices, or want different things out of life. We're also an intersectional space, where childfree women from all walks of life are meant to feel welcome and safe. 3. Please look out for yourself. Only give out contact information through private messaging. All the usual common sense rules apply when meeting someone off the internet for the first time. 4. Please look out for each other. Be aware of the signals fellow members are giving off, and don't hesitate to report suspicious activity or behaviour that isn't in line with these Community Guidelines, our Forum Rules, or our Terms of Service.
Yes, it's free!
As an intersectional space, we uphold the principle that marginalised social groups and minorities shouldn't have to pay to get access to support. Childfree women come from a wide range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, and we want to offer a support system that can 'be there' for them all.
We're committed to staying accessible and independent, so you'll find no subscriptions, no membership levels, no hidden fees, and no adverts here.
If our numbers someday grow beyond our budget, we may try running a capped donation drive periodically. But, if it ever came to that, donating still wouldn't be a condition of membership - all members would be invited to contribute as much or as little as they want to, and only those who are able or inclined to donate may do so. Any funds received would go solely towards covering the annual costs of keeping this website going, and the donation drive would close either on the pre-set closing date, or as soon as the target amount is reached, whichever comes first.
Privacy & content
We're a private website, meaning that your content here is only visible to other approved, logged-in members of our network. 'Content' encompasses anything you publish on our pages - for example, profile icon, profile answers, forum posts, groups you create, events you attend, etc.
Each of our profile questions requires an answer as part of the registration process in order for your membership to be approved.This is for the safety of all members. We can't force ID checks on everyone as that would exclude anyone who can't pay the fee, so making it mandatory for you to tell us a bit about yourself upon signup is our way of vetting applicants and deterring trolls.We need everyone to play ball for it to work, but we're not asking you to bare all - we just want to get a sense of who you are, and see genuine indicators that you identify as a happily childfree woman and that this topic means something to you. You can amend and/or make any of your answers invisible at any time after your membership has been approved.
We also require that you upload a profile icon sooner or later.This is again for the safety of all members as part of our 'human check' to deter spammers and imposters. Your icon can either be a photo of you, or an image of something meaningful to or representative of you - for example, your pets, your favourite flower, a holiday landscape, a piece of art you've made, etc. Profiles without an icon will not show up in Member Search results, so it's worth having one in order to get the most out of our service. A unique profile icon also has general advantages socially by making your profile appear more approachable and trustworthy to potential new friends, and an eye-catching image can serve as a conversation starter when other members are reading your profile.
Judgment or lack of compassion for other women’s life circumstances, choices, or wishes. This is a space for supporting each other while supporting the right to autonomy, fulfilment, and self-determination for all women. Use of slurs or demeaning, defamatory, or violent language with reference to parents or children will not be tolerated here.
Non-residents who aren't planning on moving to the UK or Ireland. Check out our growing list of resources in other countries, and feel free to make a suggestion!
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