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Day or Night, Sleep Right

Day or Night, Sleep Right is a key message to those who care for infants across North Yorkshire and York. The ‘Day or Night, Sleep Right’ campaign has been created as a way of providing information regarding the importance of safe sleeping environments for infants to reduce the number who have sadly died as a result of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) .

As we approach the festive period families may be away from home and ‘Out of routine’. In light of this the Partnerships are urging people to think about safe sleeping arrangements for their infants.

Despite the substantial reduction in the incidences of SUDI in the 1980’s and 1990s via the Back to Sleep campaign, at least 300 infants continue to die suddenly and unexpectedly each year in England and Wales, sadly some of these deaths have occurred in North Yorkshire and York. The Safeguarding Children Partnerships are working with multi-agency partners to help reinforce the key messages of safer sleep to help increase awareness to expectant mothers and fathers, as well as wider carer givers such as grandparents and other family and friends.

For more information and advice on safer sleep for babies visit:

The Lullaby Trust provide information and resources for professionals working with parents with young babies and bereaved families, for more information visit:


Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy: Prevent and Protect Training

Outline: This training forms part of the NYSCP and CYSCP programme of work aimed at reducing the risks of Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Infancy with a particular focus on reducing the risks for families where there are increased vulnerabilities.

Description: The course outlines learning arising from local and national  case reviews involving families where there has been a Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Infancy ( SUDI) .  The course aims  to support practitioners from all relevant agencies to understand the factors that can lead to increased risk of SUDI and their role and responsibilities in supporting families to reduce the risks. There is a particular focus on working with families with increased vulnerabilities and how practitioners can use their knowledge and skills to engage families in order to minimise risks.     

Outcome: Following the course the participants will have an enhanced knowledge of the learning arising from local and national reviews into cases of SUDI. The participants will have a raised awareness of the factors that can increase the risks of SUDI and feel more competent and confident to work  with families to reduce the risks.

Audience: Paediatricians, Midwifery, Social Work Teams, Health Visiting, GPs, Safeguarding Nurses, Early Help Leads, Youth Justice, Leaving Care Professionals,  Perinatal Mental Health Staff, IROs, Substance Misuse Workers, Primary Care

Cost: Free


Friday 3rd December 2021 at 10:00 via Microsoft Teams Book Here

Wednesday 15th December 2021 at 14:00 via Microsoft Teams Book Here

Monday 10th January 2022 at 13:00 via Microsoft Teams Book Here

Thursday 13th January 2022 at 13:00 via Microsoft Teams Book Here


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