For Baby's Sake - first programme of its kind to ‘fill an important gap in provision’
We are proud to publish an independent,
in-depth evaluation of For Baby’s Sake by an evaluation team led by King’s College London and including academics from University of Warwick, University of Central Lancashire, University of Cambridge and McMaster University, Canada.
The academic evaluation team have identified For Baby’s Sake as the first programme of its kind to ‘fill an important gap in provision’ through its ‘unique approach’, working with the whole family and starting in pregnancy.
The evaluation report, published on 28 May 2020, is the result of a four year study of the operation of For Baby’s Sake in two prototype sites in Hertfordshire and London. The academic evaluation team has found that the programme’s approach is ‘overcoming key limitations’ to responding to domestic abuse.
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For Baby's Sake's guidance on
reducing the risk of trauma
and building resilience
COVID-19 is stressful for all families and traumatic for many. In families where the parents are already affected by trauma and the lack of factors that build resilience, COVID-19 could have a long-term impact, potentially including developmental trauma for babies and young children. The note available by clicking on the handprint opposite
provides context about these risks and offers advice on providing trauma-informed and attachment-focused support to vulnerable families at this time.
To access our COVID-19 guidance for professionals
For Baby's Sake Parental Relationships Spectrum
We have developed a tool with support from partnership agencies to help Practitioners open conversations with parents whose relationship is not healthy.
The tool helps Practitioners to explore through motivational interviewing and active listening whether they may be experiencing relationship conflict or domestic violence and abuse.
To download the Parental Relationships Spectrum