Safer Sleep for baby

290 babies die unexpectedly before their first birthday every year. Many of these deaths are classified as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or cot death, which usually happens when babies are sleeping.

No-one wants to think that the worst will happen to their baby but it's important that parents and carers know the risks and what they can do about them.

Six Steps to Safer Sleep

Safer Sleep for baby focusses on six easy to follow steps which you can follow any time you put your baby down to sleep.

Six Steps

Safer Sleep Guidance & Materials

The Safer Sleep Guidance is a guide to provide staff with the confidence and knowledge to facilitate an open and honest discussion to support babies' carers to make informed safer sleeping choices for their babies. 


The Safer Sleep Booklet has been put together to help keep babies safe as they sleep. Providing the right information to parents and carers so they are aware of the risks can help to do this.


The Safer Sleep Bookmark and Poster includes the six steps to safer sleep.


Our Safer Sleep advice for grandparents aims to engage a wider audience in our safer sleeping messages.


Risk Assessment Tool

 The How Safe Is Your Home Risk Assessment Tool  can be used as a risk assessment tool by any agency or professional working with families. The risk assessment tool was designed to be completed with parents during home visits and can be completed electronically.


Sleepover fire safety

If your child is invited to a sleepover you will want them to be safe, both in general and in the event of a fire. Before you agree, here are some things that might help.


If you would like further information or would like to order any of the safer sleep materials please contact Rachel Rimmer 01772 530329.