babies

Suffering in silence; 70,000 reasons why help with postnatal depression has to be better

Report that presents new research from 4Children that shows that many families are suffering the consequences of postnatal depression in silence; that if and when they do seek help mothers are not getting the swift access to the range of treatment options they need; and that this is having a detrimental impact on families across Britain.

Cardiff Local Safeguarding Children Board: a serious case review - Child C

Serious case review summary detailing the death of a premature baby, which was nursed in the Special Care Baby unit, but later died at the family home.

Improving maternal and infant nutrition: a framework for action

The Scottish Government wants to ensure that all children have the best possible start to life, are ready to succeed and live longer, healthier lives.

To help achieve this, an Infant Nutrition Framework for Action has been developed, which is aimed at a wide variety of organisations with a role in improving maternal and infant nutrition in Scotland.

Please don't take our child

Each year around 20,000 children have their futures decided by the family courts. Baby William Ward was one of them. His parents Jake and Victoria were investigated by police and social services when they were unable to explain a serious injury to their three-month-old son. It took them two years to clear their names and a further three years to win the right to speak completely openly about what happened to their family.

What factors predict differences in infant and perintal mortality in primary care trusts in England? A prognostic model.

To identify predictors of perinatal and infant mortality variations between primary care trusts (PCTs) in England prognostic multivariable mixed models were used. For each PCT, data on the number of infant and perinatal deaths, ethnicity, deprivation, maternal age, PCT spending on maternal services, and "Spearhead" status (those PCTs with the worst health and deprivation indicators requiring special attention) were collected.

Early Childhood Unit website

This website has been developed by the Early Childhood Unit (ECU) at the National Children's Bureau in England. The Early Childhood Unit (ECU) aims to ensure that all who work with young children and their families can access the best information and support to improve their policies and practice. ECU encourages discussion and debate about the needs of young children and develops practical projects to support practitioners.

Growing up in Scotland study: exploring the experience and outcomes for advantaged and disadvantaged families

This report uses data from the Growing up in Scotland (GUS) study to explore the contribution of specific measures of advantage and disadvantage in relation to a number of specific health related behaviours for parent and child and, in doing so, seeks to identify the characteristics of more vulnerable and more resilient families. Findings are based on the first sweep of GUS, which involved interviews with the main carers of 5,217 children aged 0-1 years old and 2,859 children aged 2-3 years old, carried out between April 2005 and March 2006.

Listening as a way of life : listening to babies

Listening to children is an integral part of understanding what they are feeling and what it is they need from their early years experience. Understanding listening in this way is key to providing an environment in which all children feel confident, safe and powerful, ensuring they have the time and space to express themselves in whatever form suits them. This resource refers to listeners as adults and looks specifically at listening to babies.

Growing up in Scotland: pregnancy, birth and early parenting

Parents’ expectations and experiences of pregnancy, birth and the first few months of parenting are presented as part of the Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) longitudinal research project aimed at tracking the lives of a cohort of Scottish children from the early years, through childhood and beyond.

Screening, testing and Down's Syndrome

This resource produced by Down's Syndrome Scotland, provides information on the screening and testing methods used to try and detect Down's Syndrome in an unborn child.