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Team insights on the first six weeks of working in lockdown

04 May 2020

Over these first weeks of lockdown, we have been talking to some of the specialised parent-infant relationship teams around the UK and hearing about their experiences, challenges and learning during the COVID19 crisis. Thank you to all the practitioners who have shared their insights. We’re sharing some of the themes here as we think they…

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Delivering Infant Mental Health Services by Phone or Video

30 March 2020

The Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health have produced a 2-page document (click here) about tips for delivering Infant Mental Health services via telephone/virtually. The priority right now is maintaining some form of contact with families, keeping the relationships going and hopefully providing some containment during this stressful period.  Reflective, productive therapeutic progress…

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Initial advice on safeguarding for teams

30 March 2020

With regard to safeguarding, it’s clear that there are massively increased pressures on families, including potential financial pressures, confinement to the home, reduced support, impending staff absence and reduced home visiting.  We’ve been looking for COVID-19-specific safeguarding resources but I think it’s fair to say no one knows the answers yet.  The NSPCC have collated…

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