Oldham Safeguarding Children Partnership has launched its safe sleep survey. Over the past 18 months over 200 babies have died nationally as a result of Sudden Infant death Syndrome (SIDS) including babies in Oldham. Unfortunately, a number of these deaths are related to unsafe sleeping arrangements.

Safe sleep is putting your baby to sleep in a way that protects them from dangers such as choking, suffocation or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

By understanding the impact of information provided to new parents in the days and weeks following the birth of a child we can work to better understand how well or not the key messages relating to infant mortality are being received. Feedback from the survey will allow us and our partner organisations to consider the how and when we share information and advice about safe sleep practices.

The survey can be found here. Please share with families that you're working with.