Safer Sleep for Babies
Although sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) is now rare, in 2020 there remained 168 unexplained infant deaths across the entire UK (Statistics on SIDS – The Lullaby Trust). Accurate research and information are now available about how and where babies die and more so, how to prevent them dying. All professionals in contact with service users have a crucial role to support families to understand how to avoid the specific risks for their baby, targeted to their specific needs.
Hertfordshire and West ICB have produced a ‘Safer Sleep for Babies’ document that can be read here: SUDI Thinking Tool