Resources

Category: Understanding disadvantage

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

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

Birth Companions' submission to the Women and Equalities Committee

Read our submission to the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 and associated measures.
1 May 2020

Adverse Childhood Experiences

What we know, what we don’t know, and what should happen next
1 Feb 2020

Saving Lives, Improving Mothers' Care

The MBRRACE-UK 2019 report
13 Dec 2019

The Birth Charter Toolkit

A practical guide to implementing the Birth Charter’s recommendations
12 Dec 2019

Nuffield Family Justice Observatory

Born into Care reviews December 2019
11 Dec 2019

Five Principles of Perinatal Peer Support

What does good look like?
3 Dec 2019

A Vicious Circle

The relationship between NHS Charges for Maternity Care, Destitution, and Violence Against Destitution, and Violence Against Women and Girls
1 Nov 2019

The right to family life

Children whose mothers are in prison
9 Sep 2019

Holding it all together

Understanding how far the human rights of women facing disadvantage are respected during pregnancy, birth and postnatal care.
18 Jun 2019

Jumping Through Hoops

How are coordinated responses to multiple disadvantage meeting the needs of women?
23 May 2019

Whole prison, whole person

How a holistic approach can support good mental health in prison
23 Apr 2019

Breaking Down the Barriers

Findings of the National Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Multiple Disadvantage
27 Feb 2019

Making Better Births a reality for women with multiple disadvantages

A joint research report by Birth Companions and Revolving Doors Agency.
18 Jan 2019

“Being the best person that they can be and the best mum”

A qualitative study of community volunteer doula support for disadvantaged mothers before and after birth in England
10 Jan 2019

Hand in Hand

Survivors of Multiple Disadvantage Discuss Service & Support
31 Dec 2018

The Women’s Mental Health Taskforce

Final report
19 Dec 2018

Promising practice from the frontline

Exploring gendered approaches to supporting women experiencing homelessness and multiple disadvantage
1 Dec 2018

Saving Lives, Improving Mothers' Care

The MBRRACE-UK 2018 Lay Summary
1 Nov 2018

Prevention in Mind

All Babies Count: Spotlight on Perinatal Mental Health
4 Jun 2018

What works to enhance the effectiveness of the healthy child programme

The Healthy Child Programme 0–5 was first introduced in 2009. This report refreshes the 2009 evidence by consolidating key messages from two recently completed evidence reviews. 

4 Jun 2018

Mapping the Maze

Services for women experiencing multiple disadvantage in England and Wales
1 Sep 2017

Caring to make a difference with vulnerable women

Study looking the impact of targeted support on birth-related outcomes and experiences.

4 May 2017

Double Disadvantage

Report released by Agenda and Women in Prison on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) women in the criminal justice system. 

4 May 2017

Joining The Dots

Report examining the circumstances of women who live in poverty, the nature and extent of violence and abuse experienced by them and the impact this has on mental health and quality of life.

5 Oct 2016

Home Truths

Housing for women in the criminal justice system
5 Sep 2016

Taking forward women centred solutions

Publication focusing on ways in which women-centred approaches can be adopted to benefit local authorities, partner agencies and residents.

5 Jun 2016

Birth Charter for Women in Prison in England and Wales

The Birth Charter is a set of recommendations for the care of pregnant women and new mothers in prison.
26 May 2016

Experiences and Birth Outcomes of Vulnerable Women

Research into outcomes and experiences of support between vulnerable women who had and had not received support from Birth Companions.
1 Mar 2016

Hidden Hurt

Violence, abuse and disadvantage in the lives of women
5 Jan 2016

Peer support during pregnancy and early parenthood

A qualitative study of models and perceptions
12 Oct 2015

Evaluation of Birth Companions’ Community Link Service

Birth Companions commissioned the McPin Foundation, a mental health research charity, to evaluate their Community Link service. 

1 Jul 2015

Hard Edges

Mapping Severe and Multiple Disadvantage In England
5 Jun 2015

Peer support during pregnancy and early parenthood

A qualitative study of models and perceptions
5 Jun 2015

Solutions from the Frontline

Recommendations for policymakers on supporting people with multiple needs
1 Jun 2015

An Unfair Sentence

All babies count: spotlight on the Criminal Justice System
5 Nov 2014

Women and Girls at Risk

Evidence across the course of life
6 Aug 2014

Brighter Futures

Working together to reduce women's offending
6 Jun 2014

Experiences, utilisation and outcomes of maternity care in England among women

Study exploring experiences of maternity care among women from different socio-economic groups in order to improve understanding of why socially disadvantaged women have poorer maternal health outcomes in the UK. 

5 Jun 2014

Who Cares

What Next for Women Offender Services
5 Jun 2014

When Maternity Doesn't Matter

Report investigating the health impact of dispersal and relocation on pregnant women seeking asylum and new mothers.

14 Mar 2013

No way out for foreign national women behind bars

This briefing paper produces findings and recommendations which could be used to inform a much-needed national strategy for the management of foreign national women in the justice system.

30 Jan 2012

Looked After Children and Offending

Reducing Risk and Promoting Resilience
6 Jan 2012

Engendering Justice - from Policy to Practice

Final report of the Commission on Women and the Criminal Justice System
30 May 2009

Corston Report

A review of women with particular vulnerabilities in the Criminal Justice System
6 Mar 2007
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