Category: Social care

"We Need Support"

How women facing multiple unmet needs experience systems of child removal in the Greater Manchester area
10 Jul 2024

Healthcare experiences of women and professionals when facing perinatal child protection

A systematic review and Critical Interpretative Synthesis
3 Jul 2024

Perinatal healthcare for women at risk of children’s social care involvement

A qualitative survey of professionals in England
5 Mar 2024

‘Together a Chance’ Final Report

Evaluation of the Social Worker for Mothers in Prison pilot project 2021-2023
31 Jan 2024

Spotlight: Dual contact

Understanding the needs and experiences of women in contact with the CJS and children’s social care during pregnancy and early motherhood
29 Nov 2023

MBRRACE-UK: Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care 2023

Lessons learned to inform maternity care from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity 2019-21
12 Oct 2023

‘On paper, you’re normal'

Narratives of unseen health needs among women who have had children removed from their care
31 Jul 2023

Birth Companions: Co-designing a new support service

For women who are experiencing or at risk of the removal of their baby at birth by children’s social services
21 Jun 2023

Understanding women’s lived experience of children’s social care proceedings: Virtual learning event

Recording of Birth Companions’ virtual learning event, part of our project with the Tommy’s and Sands Maternity Consortium.
3 May 2023

Understanding women’s lived experience of children’s social care proceedings: An insight report

Birth Companions’ insight report, part of our project with the Tommy’s and Sands Maternity Consortium.
2 May 2023

At the Edge of Care: Project report

Support and interventions for parents with mental health needs and children identified as at risk of abuse: A systematic review and thematic synthesis
31 Mar 2023

What Are the Sociodemographic and Clinical Characteristics and Needs of Mothers Who Access Acute...

...Postpartum Psychiatric Care and Have Children’s Social Care Involvement?
11 Feb 2023

Children in the family justice system infographic

A quarterly interactive infographic from the NFJO
9 Feb 2023

Applications to mother and baby units in prison

How decisions are made and the role of social work
24 Nov 2022

Mothers in recurrent care proceedings

New evidence for England and Wales
21 Nov 2022

Black, Asian and other racially minoritised women’s experiences of the family justice system

Engagement undertaken for the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory
27 Jul 2022

Still a Mam

Telling the stories of women who have experienced child removal and exploring what can be done to make things fairer
23 Jun 2022

Removal at birth and its challenges for midwifery care

Policy case study in the European Journal of Midwifery
15 Apr 2022

Staying Mum

Findings from peer research with mothers surviving domestic abuse & child removal
31 Mar 2022

Draft best practice guidelines for when the state intervenes at birth

Part of the 'Born into Care' series
24 Feb 2022

Compulsory separation of women prisoners from their babies following childbirth

Uncertainty, loss and disenfranchised grief
29 Dec 2021

Incarcerated Motherhood

Reflecting on 100 years of imprisoning mothers
15 Nov 2021

Birth Companions’ response to the Case for Change

Responding to the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care
21 Jul 2021

The Case for Change

The Independent Review of Children's Social Care
17 Jun 2021

Women’s Health Strategy

Birth Companions' written submission to the DHSC
9 Jun 2021

Newborn babies in urgent care proceedings in England and Wales

Part of the 'Born into Care' series
4 Jun 2021

Recurrent care proceedings

Five key areas for reflection from the research
20 May 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

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

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

The right to family life

Children whose mothers are in prison
9 Sep 2019

Children and the law guides for women prisoners

Legal advice guides specifically aimed at women in prison
1 Jul 2019

Not Seen, Not Heard

Children’s experiences of the hostile environment
1 Feb 2019

Newborns in care proceedings in England

Part of the 'Born into Care' series
15 Oct 2018

Safeguarding children when sentencing parents

Information for primary carers facing sentencing in a criminal court
30 Jan 2018
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