Resources

Category: Policy

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

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

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

Better for women

Improving the health and wellbeing of girls and women
5 Dec 2019

A sense of safety

Trauma-informed approaches for women
4 Dec 2019

Enough is enough: Our priorities for the next government

Birth Companions' priorities for the next government
18 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

Maternity care reform in English prisons

A century of unanswered concerns
8 Mar 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

The NHS Long Term Plan

The NHS Long Term Plan includes a number of important plans for changes to maternity care in England, including implementing an enhanced and targeted continuity of carer model to help improve outcomes for the most vulnerable mothers and babies, and halving maternity-related deaths by 2025.

7 Jan 2019

Alternative approaches to prison for mothers of young children

This study explores a range of alternative approaches to imprisonment for mothers of young children being taken in Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands and the US.

1 Jan 2019

The Women’s Mental Health Taskforce

Final report
19 Dec 2018

Born into care

Newborns in care proceedings in England
15 Oct 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

Gender specific standards to improve health and well-being for women in prison in England

Document containing six key principles and 122 standards split into 10 sections addressing the health and well-being needs of women in prison. 

1 Mar 2018

Corsten: 10 Years On

This report aims to give an overview of what progress has been made to date in the implementation of the Corston recommendations.

5 Mar 2017

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

Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons

A report to the Home Office
1 Jan 2016

Hard Edges

Mapping Severe and Multiple Disadvantage In England
5 Jun 2015

Solutions from the Frontline

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

Women Offenders: Follow-Up

House of Commons Justice Committee report
17 Mar 2015

Mother & Baby Units

Prison Service Instruction (PSI) 49/2014
23 Dec 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

Expectations: Criteria for assessing the treatment of and conditions for women in prison

First version of HM Inspectorate of Prisons’ standards which specifically address the outcomes expected for women in prison.

5 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

Women Offenders

After the Corston Report
6 Jul 2013

Looked After Children and Offending

Reducing Risk and Promoting Resilience
6 Jan 2012

Prison Mother and Baby Units

Do they meet the best interests of the child?
20 Jan 2008

Corston Report

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