Over the past few years the Sussex CDOP has sadly reviewed a number of recent sudden unexpected child deaths. Each one of these child deaths brings with them unimaginable trauma and pain for families, friends, communities and professionals.
As we approach the festive season we would like to remind all professionals – including Social workers, Early Help and other professionals – that they should be repeating and reinforcing the messages about safer sleeping that Midwives and Health Visitors give to parents, as part of their work with families.
Think about your sleeping arrangements this festive season
Routines often change over the festive season. People visit friends and relatives, have more to drink and often go to bed at a different time. It may be more difficult to access a safe sleeping space for a baby.
Please share the below resources across your teams:
Please see below the advice for parents and carers: