Working with young parents: tips for professionals
Here are some resources for health professionals who want to help support young parents.
Little Lullaby is written specifically for young parents, but there are many other resources that will be of use to health professionals who want to help support young parents through pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Below are some resources for professionals that you might find helpful.
- Little Lullaby’s Top Tips for Professionals PDF – Young parents give advice to health professionals about what they want and need from their antenatal and postnatal care and how best to support them
- Getting Maternity Services Right for Young Parents – by the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Department of Health. It was revised with input from midwives and voluntary sector organisations in 2015
- A Framework for supporting teenage mothers and young fathers – By Public Health England, 2016
- Left Out: How Young Dads Access Services in North East London – Commissioned by The Young Dads Collective (YDC) and the Family and Childcare Trust
Guidance for professionals
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) updated its guidance to clarify the association between co-sleeping and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in December 2014. Read the NICE guidance on postnatal care up to 8 weeks after birth here.
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