A library of reports and publications related to our work

We want to help bridge the gap between evidence and practice. 

The needs and experiences of women facing multiple disadvantage during pregnancy and early motherhood have long been under-explored, but there is a growing and powerful bank of evidence on these issues. 

In this section we’ve compiled a range of resources that provide insight and highlight best practice. By using the categories in the menu on the left you can search for research and reports from ourselves and many others on a range of topics. 

Do contact us if there are other things you think should be included here. 

You can also find useful resources for pregnant women and new mothers experiencing disadvantage here:

Advice and information


Falling Through The Gaps

Young women transitioning to the adult justice system
28 Apr 2021

Trauma-informed care in the perinatal period

A good practice guide to support implementation of trauma-informed care in the perinatal period
22 Feb 2021

The Knot

An essay collection on the interconnectedness of poverty, trauma, and multiple disadvantage
17 Feb 2021

MBRRACE-UK: Saving Lives, Improving Mothers' Care 2020

Lessons to inform maternity care from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries in Maternal Death and Morbidity 2016-18
14 Jan 2021

Child protection conference practice during COVID-19

Reflections and experiences (rapid consultation September–October 2020)
14 Dec 2020

How are the lives of families with young children changing?

The changing face of early childhood in the UK
25 Nov 2020

Supporting midwives to address the needs of women experiencing severe and multiple disadvantage

Position Statement from the Royal College of Midwives
23 Nov 2020

Remote hearings in the family justice system: reflections and experiences

Follow-up consultation (September 2020)
5 Oct 2020

Why mothers at risk of separation or separated from their babies need access to specialist care

Blog post by Kirsty Kitchen, Head of Policy and Communications, Birth Companions
22 Sep 2020

Contact between children in care or adopted and their families

Six key messages from research
5 Sep 2020

Alone and Waiting

The experiences of pregnant women in prison during the Covid crisis
25 Aug 2020

From Now On...

Priorities for pregnant women and new mothers facing multiple disadvantage
23 Jul 2020

Managing through COVID-19

The experiences of children’s social care in 15 English local authorities
5 Jul 2020

Human Rights and the Government’s response to COVID-19

Children whose mothers are in prison
3 Jul 2020
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