New research conducted by Sands has shown that after returning to work, nearly 50% of people reported that no one talked to them about the death of their baby. Shockingly, 80% of people were offered no internal or external bereavement support from their employer.
Employers are in a position to make a real difference to the lives of bereaved parents and other family members affected by baby loss. As part of our Finding the Words campaign we want to help employers, and people working in HR or positions of management, put in place effective and meaningful support for staff whose baby has died.
If you employ staff or work in an HR department at a company or organisation you can download our booklet Information for Employers, written specially for employers. It includes detailed guidance to help you to deal sensitively with a staff member returning to work after the trauma of baby loss. Copies can also be ordered from our online shop along with other booklets that may be helpful resources.
We can provide you with advice, guidance and information on how you can appropriately support bereaved parents in the workplace. Please complete the form below to get in touch.
We'd also love to hear from you to talk about opportunities to engage your employees and customers in supporting the work we do to reduce the number of babies who die and support anyone affected by the death of a baby. Find out more about how you can make a difference today.