Irreparable harm caused to children whose mothers are in prisons

9 September 2019

Birth Companions’ response to the Human Rights Committee report: The right to family life for children whose mothers are in prison, published today. 

Birth Companions and Birthrights joint report published

18 June 2019

Birth Companions and Birthrights have published a joint report - Holding it all together: Understanding how far the human rights of women facing disadvantage are respected during pregnancy, birth and postnatal care.

The report marks a key milestone in a two-year joint research project funded by Trust for London, to help establish greater understanding of the needs and experiences of women facing severe and multiple disadvantage, and the professionals caring for them.

The collaboration, which combines the rights expertise of Birthrights with Birth Companions’ specialism in multiple disadvantage, sheds vital light on the ways in which maternity and other services such as housing respond to women at this crucial stage in their lives. 

Both organisations are now working with a range of key stakeholders to co-produce recommendations in response to the report. We look forward to sharing those in the coming months.  

Head of Services honoured

11 June 2019
Denise Marshall awarded an MBE

New peer-led research published by Birth Companions and Revolving Doors

28 January 2019
Our peer-led research with Revolving Doors Agency maps the Better Births vision against the reality for women facing disadvantage

Chair of Trustees honoured

1 January 2019
Birth Companions' Chair Diana Parkinson awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List

Emergency births in prison - our response to new report

13 November 2018
New research highlights safety concerns for pregnant mothers and their babies in UK prisons

Birth Companions and The RCM respond to Parliamentary report

1 November 2018
Read our joint response with the Royal College of Midwives to the Social Care Select Committee Report on Prison Health findings.
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