Taking the first step and getting support can be life-changing for you and your family
Ideas, tools & resources that can support you
Exploring our website might give you new ways to understand how things are for you now – and how to create the future you want for you and your family. This might give you new ideas about starting conversations with those who can help and empower you to take action. We’ve also chosen some tools and resources to share more widely, based on experience of working with parents through our own programme, For Baby’s Sake. These might help you deal with difficult situations, find support, make changes or build resilience in yourself or your baby or children.
For Baby’s Sake
Starting in pregnancy, For Baby’s Sake is for both parents. We work with you individually to break cycles of domestic abuse and give your baby the best start in life.
For Baby’s Sake could help you make changes in your life and end hurtful or harmful behaviour that makes you feel scared or bad, so you can feel safe, respected and good about yourself.
We won’t judge what you’ve done, experienced or how you are as a parent. Instead, we help you face challenges in your life and give you new ways to handle emotions such as anger and fear.
We help both parents create a positive future for your baby and any other children you have, even if you’re not together as a couple.
Our first priority is that everyone in your family is safe throughout the whole programme. We welcome introductions from your midwife or others supporting you. You can also contact us yourself.
We currently have four local teams in England and have created For Baby’s Sake CONNECT to support families living in some additional places where there is not yet a dedicated local service.
Both parents join For Baby’s Sake during pregnancy and your involvement may last until your baby is two years old. This is a really important time, when your child’s brain is developing and important bonds are forming.
We work with each parent individually, also focusing on your baby and any other children. At each stage of the journey, we provide support matched to the needs of everyone involved to help you as your child grows and develops.
Depending on where you live, sessions take place online using video technology and by phone, in your home and/or in a local venue such as a community/family centre. We arrange sessions at times to suit you.
For Baby’s Sake might be for you if:
- You are expecting a baby
- You both want the best for your baby and to be the best parents you can be
- More than ever, you want to feel safe, physically and emotionally, and in control of your life
- You realise your behaviour sometimes hurts or scares your family and you want to change
- You want your children to grow up seeing a healthy relationship between their parents
- You want to share the parenting of your baby, even if you’re not a couple or don’t live together
- You experienced difficulties in your own childhood and want a better start for your child
For Baby's Sake Teams
We have four local area teams in England. From Spring 2021, a new For Baby’s Sake CONNECT team will offer the programme to families living in places without a dedicated local team.