Remote hearings in the family justice system: feflections and experiences

5 October 2020
Follow-up consultation (September 2020)

Contact between children in care or adopted and their families

5 September 2020
Six key messages from research

Alone and Waiting

25 August 2020
The experiences of pregnant women in prison during the Covid crisis

From Now On...

23 July 2020
Priorities for pregnant women and new mothers facing multiple disadvantage

Managing through COVID-19

5 July 2020
The experiences of children’s social care in 15 English local authorities

Human Rights and the Government’s response to COVID-19

3 July 2020
Children whose mothers are in prison

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

Saving Lives, Improving Mothers' Care

13 December 2019
The MBRRACE-UK 2019 report

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

Five Principles of Perinatal Peer Support

3 December 2019
What does good look like?

A Vicious Circle

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

The right to family life

9 September 2019
Children whose mothers are in prison

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?

Whole prison, whole person

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

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.

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

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

Hand in Hand

31 December 2018
Survivors of Multiple Disadvantage Discuss Service & Support

The Women’s Mental Health Taskforce

19 December 2018
Final report

Promising practice from the frontline

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

Saving Lives, Improving Mothers' Care

1 November 2018
The MBRRACE-UK 2018 Lay Summary

Prevention in Mind

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

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. 

Mapping the Maze

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

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.

Caring to make a difference with vulnerable women

4 May 2017

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

Double Disadvantage

4 May 2017

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

Joining The Dots

5 October 2016

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.

Home Truths

5 September 2016
Housing for women in the criminal justice system

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.

Experiences and Birth Outcomes of Vulnerable Women

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

Hidden Hurt

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

Peer support during pregnancy and early parenthood

12 October 2015
A qualitative study of models and perceptions

Evaluation of Birth Companions’ Community Link Service

1 July 2015

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

Hard Edges

5 June 2015
Mapping Severe and Multiple Disadvantage In England

Peer support during pregnancy and early parenthood

5 June 2015
A qualitative study of models and perceptions

Solutions from the Frontline

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

An Unfair Sentence

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

Women and Girls at Risk

6 August 2014
Evidence across the course of life

Brighter Futures

6 June 2014
Working together to reduce women's offending

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. 

Who Cares

5 June 2014
What Next for Women Offender Services

When Maternity Doesn't Matter

14 March 2013

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

No way out for foreign national women behind bars

30 January 2012

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.

Looked After Children and Offending

6 January 2012
Reducing Risk and Promoting Resilience

Engendering Justice - from Policy to Practice

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

Corston Report

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