Our vision is of a UK in which all parents and carers are supported to create sensitive, nurturing relationships with their babies to lay the foundation for lifelong mental and physical health.
Support the quality and practice of existing specialist parent-infant relationship teams across the UK.
Grow the number of specialised parent-infant relationship teams across the UK.
Work with parent-infant relationship specialists in other services* to help them support babies’ relationships with their primary carer givers.
Make the case for investment in babies’ emotional wellbeing — working in close partnership with and convening friends and allies across the First 1001 Days Movement.
Raise public awareness of the critical, life-long importance of early relationships.
Develop our organisation for maximum impact.
* Such as safeguarding, midwives, specialist perinatal and infant mental health visitors, social care, and perinatal mental health.
How we plan
The impact of teams
What Impact do parent-infant relationship teams have?
The evidence suggests that parent-infant teams help babies and their caregivers across three domains. These inter-related domains are critically important for the healthy development of babies now and for future outcomes: