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The Unborn/New Born Baby Protocol

The Unborn/New Born Baby Protocol sets out how to respond to concerns for unborn babies with an emphasis on clear and regular communications between professionals working with the pregnant person and their family where risk is identified. Unlike many safeguarding situations, the antenatal period gives a window of opportunity before the baby arrives for practitioners and families to work together.

This toolkit has been developed to provide further information and support on the Unborn/New Born Baby Protocol for responding to safeguarding concerns and safety planning by practitioners working together with families, to safeguard the baby before, during and following birth. ItĀ applies across Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton.