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Building Great Britons

The Building Great Britons report, published in 2015, summarises key evidence about the importance of the first 1001 days. It was developed by a panel of experts and parliamentarians who came together over several months to take evidence and question witnesses from a wide range of backgrounds. It contains a wealth of recommendations for policy…

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Building Babies’ Brains

Early relationships between babies and their parents are incredibly important for building healthy brains The first 1001 days of life, from conception to age two, is a time of unique opportunity and vulnerability. It is a period of particularly rapid growth, when the foundations for later development are laid. “The period from pregnancy to age…

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A mixed method study to explore the maternal impact and outcomes of a specialist Building Attachment and Bonds Service (The BABS Study)

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Network Day April 2023 – Lisa Marsland Presentation – Building Attachment & Bonds

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Service Referral form: Building Attachment and Bonds Support

For health and care professionals

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Building Attachment and Bonds Support Service Referral form for health and care professionals

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Babies in Lockdown

Babies in Lockdown report: listening to parents to build back better Executive Summary Full Report This report captures the lockdown experiences of over 5000 families who responded to our online survey. The findings highlight the lack of support for families and the inequalities of babies’ early experiences. The evidence is unequivocal that the first 1,001…

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The Parent-Infant Foundation’s Response to the Care Review

We welcome today’s Care Review, which sets out an ambitious vision for our most vulnerable babies, children and young people.  This is one of a number of reviews, including Dame Andrea Leadsom’s Start for Life Review, to recognise the huge importance of relationships. Secure, nurturing relationships between babies and their parents are a fundamental building…

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Chapter 5

5 Setting up a specialised Parent-Infant Relationship Team: preparing for operational delivery Chapter contents Developing a service within the local context Different operating contexts Preparing for operational delivery The overall aims of the team Establishing a strategic board Agreeing a training, consultation and direct delivery plan across all partners Free at the point of delivery…

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Chapter 4

4 Clinical Interventions and Evidence-Informed Practice Chapter contents National clinical guidance Theories of Change An example of a clinical-level Theory of Change Engagement prior to and during assessment Infant Massage Assessment Choosing which interventions to offer Interventions for parents and their child together The Hexagon: An Exploration Tool Parent-infant psychotherapy Empowering Parents Empowering Communities (EPEC):…

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