Relationships are at the heart of Bury’s Let’s Do It Strategy, as is improving population health and wellbeing. The devastating loss of a child has huge implications for the whole community and the ripples are far reaching. The immediate aim of Safer Sleeping work across the Borough is to reduce preventable child deaths; in doing so, we will also positively impact wider population health.
By working together as a safeguarding partnership, we want to embed the ethos of protecting children from harm before they are even born and in those first few important months. We want to work with family and community strengths to ensure the right message and support is available to individual families, at the right time.
A key priority identified for the safeguarding partnership is to embed the messages about safer sleeping, to reduce the risk of infant deaths. Our toolkit promotes the importance of safer sleep and can be used by professionals to support them having the right conversations at the right time with parents and carers to reduce risks.
We want Safer Sleeping to be everyone’s business and we’re asking all partners to deliver safer sleeping messages when working with families.