Across the UK, we support local areas in the following ways:
We have directly supported many areas around the UK to set up and deliver specialised parent-infant relationship teams, and we continue to offer various types of support to established or emerging teams. This includes bespoke development, implementation and strategic support, advice and mentoring. We have learnt a lot from teams about how to set up strong and effective services, and we share these learnings via our toolkit, the parent-infant network and our bespoke support offers.
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We invite every specialised parent-infant relationship team around the UK to join the national Parent-Infant Teams Network. It is a multi-disciplinary collective that provides:
- A space for shared learning and information
- Continued professional development, peer discussions and mutual support
With the aim of:
- Facilitating the sharing of resources, good practice and help with common challenges
- Fostering a shared drive to improve the reach, quality and impact of teams
Our prospectus tells you more about the Parent-Infant Teams Network.
We support parent-infant teams with information about how to better use data, evidence and evidence-based practice to ensure high quality services. We consult with the Parent-Infant Teams Network on workforce development and quality improvement work.
Part of our mission is to convince national and local decision makers across the UK about the importance of policies and services to support parent-infant relationships, and specifically about the importance of specialised parent-infant relationship teams. We co-ordinate the Conception to Age 2 All-Party Parliamentary Group and the First 1001 Days Movement. Our most recent report Rare Jewels: Specialised Parent-infant Relationship Teams in the UK contains the most up-to-date analysis of provision across the UK and advocates for policy changes that will support the growth of services across the country.
The Parent-Infant Foundation is an evidence-based organisation:
- We use and signpost to current evidence to assist our work with specialised parent-infant relationship teams and decision makers.
- We support the creation of new evidence through our own research and evidence activities, the facilitation or commissioning of research, and through our support to local teams.