(published) 04 May 2022 @ 14:30
Safer Sleep Awareness Briefing – 08 June 2022


Over the years there has been a significant reduction in infant deaths, largely due to an increase in evidence-based knowledge and practice.  Despite this, rates across Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool & Lancashire remain higher than the national average.

This session (originally launched in 2021) will be held online via MS Teams and has been jointly developed with the Children’s Safeguarding Assurance Partnership (CSAP) and colleagues from the Sudden Unexpected Death in Childhood (SUDC) Prevention Group as part of the Safer Sleep for Baby campaign.

Event Date: Wednesday 8th June 2022 (12:30 – 14:00)

Delivery: Online (via Microsoft Teams)

Session Fee: £0 – free to attend (registration required)

Synopsis: Recognising the fact that unsafe sleeping arrangements are a feature in a number of sudden and unexpected childhood deaths across Lancashire, this briefing will provide staff with evidence-based research to support their discussions with parents to make informed choices regarding safer sleep and raise awareness to factors associated with Sudden Unexpected Death in Childhood.  The briefing will cover:

  • Why Safer Sleep is a multi-agency priority across Lancashire
  • Six Steps to Safer Sleep
  • Recognising risk factors and protective factors
  • Recognising unsafe home environments
  • Provide information on steps to take when risk factors are identified
  • Provide links to resources and contacts for further information

Target Audience:  The session is aimed at the multi-disciplinary workforce (frontline practitioners and managers from all agencies including Social Care, Midwifery, Police, Housing, Probation & Childminders) who have contact with the parents, carers and relatives of babies and children up to the age of five; particularly those who find themselves making visits to family homes.

At the end of this briefing attendees will have a greater understanding and awareness of the Pan-Lancashire Safer Sleep Guidance.


Booking: To book a place on this session, delegates must register for the briefing via the link provided below:
Safer Sleep Awareness Briefing Booking Link  (opens in new window)