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Safer baby sleeping impact project

In May 2020, Achieving for Children in RBWM formed a Steering Group made up of practitioners from Health Visiting and Social Care and started work on the “Safe Baby Project.” This action was taken in direct response to a baby death in the borough and the concerning national picture. This project particularly focused on how to mitigate the risk factors through early identification, prevention and support to mother’s, father’s and/or parents. The aim of this project was to develop a ‘Safe Baby Project Toolkit’ for infants up to the age of 12 months and a “Spotlight Comms” - a protocol that will guide practitioners in their engagement with mother’s, father’s and/or parents with babies up until 1 the age of 12 months, or 18 months if the infant has special needs, e.g. Global Developmental Delay.

To download the safe baby project toolkit – please click here.  

Practitioners can use this tool to advise, assess and monitor the family’s home arrangement with regards to the safety of the baby, as well as help you to identify those that are most at risk.