We regularly run and participate in events to share knowledge, help develop new insights and ideas, and shape practice across the health, social and criminal justice systems. 


Beyond the gate: Improving support for perinatal women in all areas of the criminal justice system. 

May 2019 
A day-long seminar focused on bringing health and justice services together at a policy, commissioning and practice level, along with women with lived experience of the issues, and specialists from academia and the voluntary sector.
Hosted by Green Templeton College Oxford as part of the Sheila Kitzinger Programme .

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New Insights 1

February 2017
Chaired by Rebecca Schiller, CEO of Birthrights, and including speakers on

  • New research into the needs of pregnant women in the prison system in England and Wales
  • New research on the birth outcomes of vulnerable women at the Whittington Hospital
  • Holistic support of perinatal refugees, asylum seekers and victims of human trafficking
  • The latest on charging for NHS maternity services
  • New evaluation of Birth Companions’ Community Link service in London

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New Insights 2 

November 2018
Chaired by Sheena Byrom,  and including speakers on:

  • The support of survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
  • Why do human rights in childbirth matter?
  • Providing antenatal education for the most vulnerable women.
  • How fair is women’s access to mother and baby units in the prison system.
  • International perspectives on the care of perinatal women affected by the criminal justice system

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