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Safer Sleep Week

The Hull Safeguarding Children Partnership is supporting The Lullaby Trust’s 8th annual Safer Sleep Campaign during 14 – 20 March 2022. This is an annual awareness event run by The Lullaby Trust, to raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and to equip parents with information on how they can reduce the risk.

Although the exact cause of SIDS is unknown, research has shown that certain parental, infant and environmental factors are more commonly associated with babies who die of SIDS than those who survive. The Lullaby Trust shares our mission to stop all unexpected deaths of babies and young children, which is why we are supporting this awareness event and creating our own campaign.

This year, we are working with our partner organisations to showcase a local angle, presenting statistics and guidance that directly impacts those in our communities.  The Lullaby Trust’s theme is on the digital world, reminding parents and carers to follow simple and evidence based safer sleep messages rather than the hints, tips and hacks shared through social media sites.  As part of this, we will also focus on the theme of ‘out of routine’ sleeping, covering topics such as how parents can best prepare a safe sleeping space for their baby when going to new locations or when simply doing something different.

Throughout the week, we will share social media posts with daily themes, advice and support for parents, and we will circulate national resources supplied by the Lullaby Trust. This includes posters, booklets and website links, enabling parents to stay up to date with the latest guidance.

By the end of the week, it’s our goal that we will have shared useful information and helpful tips that are easy to remember, and therefore easy to apply no matter what scenario a parent may find themselves in, so that all families can move forwards knowing that they’re well-equipped with the knowledge to keep their babies safe when sleeping.

Learn more about how you can get involved this Safer Sleep Week and join the mission to stop all unexpected deaths of babies and young children, here.

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