We are delighted to share a recording of our webinar held on 17 September 2020, when over 400 delegates joined us for the premiere of our animated film from BAFTA award-winning director, Emma Lazenby.
In this powerful film, parents tell their stories, in their own voices, of what led them into the For Baby’s Sake programme and the life-changing difference it has made to them and their baby.
The event included a discussion on new approaches to breaking the cycle of trauma and domestic abuse in families and giving babies born into dysfunctional and abusive relationships a much more positive start in life.
You can watch the webinar here. Lasting just 60 minutes, you will hear from:
· Stelio Stefanou, Chairman, The For Baby’s Sake Trust
· Nicole Jacobs, Domestic Abuse Commissioner
· Frank Mullane, CEO of Advocacy After Domestic Abuse (AAFDA) and our first For Baby’s Sake ambassador
· Dr Jill Domoney, Research Clinical Psychologist, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London
· Emma Lazenby, Director of the For Baby’s Sake film
· Amanda McIntyre, CEO, The For Baby’s Sake Trust
All speakers highlighted the lessons from the For Baby’s Sake programme and the value of working with the whole family, and doing so during the precious time when babies are developing, in order to break cycles of domestic abuse and childhood trauma.
In her speech, Amanda McIntyre said that The For Baby’s Sake Trust is calling for the recent amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill currently in Parliament, which recognises children as victims in their own right, to be amended further so it is explicit in covering babies, including those still in the womb. Otherwise, those babies risk being overlooked, despite domestic abuse being particularly harmful to them and often starting in pregnancy.
She also said that the For Baby’s Sake Trust is keen to play a growing role in turning the tide on domestic abuse, through the expansion of its services, including by launching For Baby’s Sake CONNECT, which will provide remote access to the ground-breaking For Baby’s Sakeprogramme to families across the UK who do not yet have the benefit of a local dedicated team in their area.
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