Breaking the cycle of domestic abuse and giving babies the best start
Together we can change lives
Domestic abuse can devastate lives for generations. We work with the whole family, starting in pregnancy, and addressing the pain and trauma at the root of the problems. Your support can make a real difference to families now and for generations to come.
For Baby’s Sake
Our innovative programme of therapeutic support is an evidence based response to domestic abuse, trauma and what babies need from conception to age two (1001 days). For Baby’s Sake empowers expectant parents to make changes that last, for themselves and their baby.
Driving system change
We inspire progress in policy and practice by sharing our pioneering learning and resources.
We promote intergenerational intervention during the precious time when babies’ brains are developing and parents are motivated to break cycles of domestic abuse and related adversities.
1 in 5
Around 1 in 5 children in the UK experience domestic abuse, often when still in the womb.
Exposure to domestic abuse in the first 1001 days of life affects a child’s IQ, emotional & physical development.
Children exposed to domestic abuse are more likely to experience abuse or be abusive as adults.
"Government's Baby Blind Spot must end" say First 1001 Days Members
The For Baby’s Sake Trust is one of over 60 First 1001 Days member organisations who have today jointly written to the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, asking him to address the impacts of the pandemic on babies and their families, and to take longer-term action to ensure all our children have the best start in life.
eXPANDING OUR PROGRAMME
For Baby’s Sake CONNECT
From Spring 2021, For Baby’s Sake CONNECT will work with families using video and audio calls, as an innovative way to extend delivery of our programme to places without a dedicated local area team.
For more information, see Where we Work