Birth Companions' submission to the Women and Equalities Committee

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

Adverse Childhood Experiences

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

The Birth Charter Toolkit

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

Nuffield Family Justice Observatory

11 December 2019
Born into Care reviews December 2019

Better for women

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

A sense of safety

4 December 2019
Trauma-informed approaches for women

Enough is enough: Our priorities for the next government

18 November 2019
Birth Companions' priorities for the next government

Holding it all together

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

Jumping Through Hoops

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

Maternity care reform in English prisons

8 March 2019
A century of unanswered concerns

Breaking Down the Barriers

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

Making Better Births a reality for women with multiple disadvantages

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

The NHS Long Term Plan

7 January 2019

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.

Alternative approaches to prison for mothers of young children

1 January 2019

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.

The Women’s Mental Health Taskforce

19 December 2018
Final report

What works to enhance the effectiveness of the healthy child programme

4 June 2018

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. 

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

1 March 2018

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

Birth Charter for Women in Prison in England and Wales

26 May 2017
The Birth Charter is a set of recommendations for the care of pregnant women and new mothers in prison.

Corsten: 10 Years On

5 March 2017

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

Taking forward women centred solutions

5 June 2016

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

Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons

1 January 2016
A report to the Home Office

Hard Edges: Mapping Severe and Multiple Disadvantage In England

5 June 2015

Robust research on severe and multiple disadvantage In England

Solutions from the Frontline

5 June 2015

Recommendations for policymakers on supporting people with multiple needs. 

Solutions from the Frontline

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

Women Offenders: Follow-Up

17 March 2015

House of Commons Justice Committee report following up recommendations made in the Corsten Report in 2013, taking into account the Government;s response to this report and developments that have taken place since then.

Mother & Baby Units

23 December 2014
Prison Service Instruction (PSI) 49/2014

Women and Girls at Risk - Evidence across the course of life

6 August 2014

Comprehensive literature review commissioned by the Corston Independent Funders' Coalition, looking at the the individual and structural factors in childhood and adulthood that lead women and girls into difficult lives. 

Brighter Futures: Working together to reduce women's offending

6 June 2014

Briefing that profiles innovative approaches to reducing women's offending and calls for the development of coordinated services that bring together police, health, women's services local authorities to help women turn their lives around.

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

5 June 2014

First version of HM Inspectorate of Prisons’ the standards which specifically address the outcomes expected for women in prison, 2014

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

5 June 2014

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. 

Women Offenders: after the Corston Report

6 July 2013

Inquiry to review progress and examine current strategy and practice with respect to female offenders and those at risk of offending in the light of recommendations made in Baroness Corston's 2007 Report. 

Looked After Children and Offending: Reducing Risk and Promoting Resilience

6 January 2012

Extensive study into the criminal and care systems in the UK

Cortson Report: Women in the penal system - second report

6 June 2011

Cortson Report: Women in the penal system, second report

Prison Mother and Baby Units - do they meet the best interests of the child?

20 January 2008

This is a discussion paper looking at existing policy on pregnant women and very young babies who are in prison and addresses whether more could be done to improve the life chances of this vulnerable group of babies.

Corston Report: a review of women with particular vulnerabilities in the Criminal Justice System

6 March 2007

This review addresses the particular needs of vulnerable women in the criminal justice system. It recommends a move towards significantly reducing the female prison population.

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