Birth Companions campaigns for change across the maternity, criminal justice, children's social care and immigration systems.
We seek to protect the rights of pregnant women and mothers of infants, and to ensure that all women get the care they need during the perinatal period.
Birth Companions campaigns to end the imprisonment of pregnant women and mothers of infants.
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Birth Companions campaigns to protect existing limits on the detention of pregnant women seeking sanctuary in the UK.
Campaign success: Birth Companions' statement (July 2023) BMJ article on the campaign (18th May 2023)Vogue article on the campaign (28th May 2023)Joint briefing against the ‘Illegal' Migration Bill (March 2023) More resources related to maternity and the immigration system
Birth Companions campaigns for a new national health and social care pathway to improve the care received by women with involvement from children’s social care during pregnancy and early motherhood.
Birth Charter for women with involvement from children’s social carePress release for the publication of the Birth CharterMessages of support for this campaignChildren and Young People Now article on the campaignMore resources related to children's social care