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A multi-agency SUDI prevention project for County Durham

Eyes on the Baby is a training and implementation package to promote safer infant sleep and prevent sudden infant deaths in County Durham in 2022-23. This project is now closed.

The training package is now hosted on the Durham Safeguarding Children Partnership training platform where you can access the following Strands

Strand 1 is for staff who encounter vulnerable families occasionally as part of every-day work (e.g. working inside peoples’ homes or responding to a crisis)

Strand 2 is for staff who provide direct support to vulnerable families (e.g. frequent contact with families or support with infant care or family issues)

Strand 3 is for practitioners involved in routine or emergency care of vulnerable families (e.g. pre and postnatal support or universal safer sleep information)

The Eyes on the Baby Final Report for County Durham was launched on June 9th 2023.

The Eyes on the Baby project is a collaborative piece of work conducted by Durham County Council Public Health Unit, Durham Children’s Safeguarding Partnership, and Durham University’s Infancy & Sleep Centre. It is funded via a grant from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) North East and North Cumbria (NENC).

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