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Babies and Pregnancy

 

This page is dedicated to providing resources in relation to babies and also pregnancy.

Sudden Infant Death in Infancy (SUDI)

The The North Yorkshire and York Child Death Overview Panel has created a new Sudden and Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) Prevention One Minute Guide for Professionals, please take a look and share with your colleagues.    

The Lullaby Trust have produced further information regarding 'Reducing Sudden Deaths in Yorkshire and the Humber'.

Sudden Infant Death in Infancy (SUDI) "Day or Night, Sleep Right" campaign and training

The North Yorkshire and York Safeguarding Children Partnerships have been working with multi-agency partners to create a programme of work aimed at reducing the risks of Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Infancy (SUDI) with a particular focus on reducing the risks for families with increased vulnerabilities.

“Day or Night, Sleep Right” is a key message to those who care for infants across North Yorkshire and York. The ‘Day or Night, Sleep Right’ campaign has been created to raise awareness of the importance of safe sleeping environments for infants to reduce the number who may be at risk of SUDI.

This programme of work includes an enhanced training package aimed at supporting practitioners from all relevant agencies to understand the factors that can lead to increased risk of SUDI and their role and responsibilities in confidently supporting families to reduce the risks. 

Alongside multi-agency and single agency training sessions which are currently being delivered, a Basic Awareness Video has been created for professionals.  You can access the video https://youtu.be/eQkb0pOx8DY

To book on the free Sudden and Unexpected Death in Infancy: Prevent and Protect Training, visit https://www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk/sleepright/

The 'Day or Night Sleep Right' practice guidance is available on the Practice Guidance webpage.

ICON - Babies Cry, You Can Cope Programme

ICON – Babies Cry, You Can Cope programme supports parents and carers manage normal infant crying and to prevent abusive head trauma injuries to babies caused by shaking, also referred to as ‘shaken baby syndrome’.

ICON is an evidenced-based programme designed to help parents and carers understand the normal crying pattern of young infants and to help them develop successful coping mechanisms to deal with this.

The ICON programme delivers four simple messages before the birth and in the first few months of a baby’s life:

 I – Infant crying is normal;

C – Comforting methods can help;

O – It’s OK to walk away;

N – Never, ever shake a baby.

 

Within the parents & carer section of the CYSCP website you will find information in relation to ICON – Babies Cry, You Can Cope programme supports parents and carers manage normal infant crying and to prevent abusive head trauma injuries to babies caused by shaking, also referred to as ‘shaken baby syndrome’.

The ICON Website has a weath of information including:

 

 

Safer Sleep for Babies

At the CYSCP and NYSCP we are always looking to develop new resources to engage parents and carers.  Within the parents & carer section of the NYSCP website you can now find a Caring for your Baby page with information about ICON Babies Cry, You Can Cope programme and Safer Sleep for Babies with lots of useful information and resources.

If you or your colleagues work with parents and carers of young babies, please share with them.  

CYSCP Resources

The CYSCP have produced a number of resources in relation to prebirth and babies.  The following is available:

Learning from Practice

The CYSCP have published some 7 point briefings in relation to babies and these can be found on the Learning and Development webpage

Pre-Verbal Voice

This area is under development.

Engagement with Fathers

The City of York Council Principal Social Worker, Dallas Frank has written a useful blog regarding 'Engagement with Fathers'.  For this and lots of other useful information please visit the Blog section of the Systemic Practice webpage.