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Further information and research on safeguarding unborn/new born babies can be found below:

Safeguarding Infants Thematic Review 2022

The Hampshire Safeguarding Infants Thematic Review Executive Summary 2022  was developed to highlight the key findings of the HSCP Safeguarding Infants thematic review and share learning across the Hampshire workforce.

The thematic review looked at the partnership understanding and response to safeguarding infants in Hampshire utilising various methodologies. The aim was to establish a holistic view of current work, promote best practice and identify any areas that require strengthening.

Solihull Approach

The Solihull Approach, commissioned by Hampshire County Council, provides free online courses for all parents, expectant parents, carers, grandparents and teens living in Hampshire. It also provides courses for professionals working with children.

Perinatal Mental Health Pathway for Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The Perinatal Mental Health Pathway can be accessed via the Hampshire County Council webpage Mental Health Practitioners | Health and social care under the subheading ‘Guidance documents’.

The best start for life: a vision for the 1,001 critical days

The best start for life: a vision for the first 1001 critical days policy paper, developed as part of the early years healthy development review, outlines six areas for action to improve the health outcomes of all babies in England.

BETTER BIRTHS Improving outcomes of maternity services in England

The National Maternity Review: Better Births provides a five year forward view for maternity care in England. The report sets out its vision for the planning, design and safe delivery of services; how women, babies and families will be able to get the type of care they want; and how staff will be supported to deliver such care.

An unstable start: All Babies Count: spotlight on homelessness

Babies living in homeless families can be extremely vulnerable. This is because babies’ development is reliant on the quality of the care their parents are able to provide and for some parents who are homeless, providing this care can be difficult.

The NSPCC- An unstable start: All Babies Count discusses the impact of homelessness on babies and provides recommendations.