Upcoming event from Birth Companions and the Centre for Child and Family Justice Research:

Exploring the intersections between criminal justice and children’s social care during pregnancy and early motherhood

Tuesday 5th October 10:00 – 15:00 

Birth Companions and the Centre for Child and Family Justice Research invite you to join us online for a unique opportunity to explore the intersections between the criminal justice system and children’s social care during pregnancy and early motherhood. This event will bring front-line professionals, women with lived experience, commissioners, academics, and policymakers together to discuss the potential for restoring and renewing holistic approaches to work with pregnant women and mothers of infants on the ‘edge of care’ and those subject to pre-birth assessments and newborn care proceedings who also have CJS involvement.

Representatives from across the maternity, criminal justice, social care, legal, and voluntary sectors will be in attendance, ready to share examples of best practice and ideas for improvement in the care and support provided at this crucial point in women’s lives

Our morning session will include short talks from a range of speakers including:

  • Professor Karen Broadhurst, Co-Director: Centre for Child and Family Justice Research, Lancaster University
  • Naomi Delap, Director of Birth Companions 
  • Dr Shona Minson, British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford
  • Tamsin Bicknell, Consultant Midwife for Public Health and Safeguarding, Homerton University Hospital
  • Caroline Bald, Lecturer and Course Lead, MA Social Work, University of Essex
  • Dr Lucy Baldwin, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, De Montfort University

In the afternoon we will host a number of breakout discussions on specific issues, including the value of pre-birth specialism, the opportunities provided by the new probation services, and priorities within the prison system.

You can find the full programme here.

And you can register for your place here.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact Mariam at Lancaster University.

Birth Companions is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1120934 at Office 118, 372 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LT, England. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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