As a health professional, you can do a great deal to ensure parents minimize their risks of stillbirth and ensure that the memories of the parents who do experience the death of a baby are as positive as possible. Here we provide you with resources to support you in the care you give.

Aim, Learning Outcomes and Session Plan - Sands Training for Health Visitors 

Aim, Learning Outcomes and Session Plan - Sands Training for Health Visitors

Aim, Learning Outcomes and Session Plan - Sands Training for Health Visitors
Application form for the individual burial or cremation of fetal remains

Application form for the individual burial or cremation of fetal remains

For more information see Certification and forms for a baby born dead before 24 weeks’ gestation in Chapter 16 and...
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Bereavement care training for professionals: Half-day courses (3.5 hours)

Our newly revised bereavement care training is based on best practice and current research.
Certificate to be offered to the father of a baby born dead before 24 weeks gestation

Certificate to be offered to the father of a baby born dead before 24 weeks gestation

This form should be printed in a different typeface and on special paper to make it more attractive and special...
Certificate to be offered to the fathers of a baby born dead before 24 weeks gestation

Certificate to be offered to the fathers of a baby born dead before 24 weeks gestation

This form should be printed in a different typeface and on special paper to make it more attractive and special...
Certificate to be offered to the mother and father of a baby born dead before 24 weeks' gestation

Certificate to be offered to the mother and father of a baby born dead before 24 weeks' gestation

This form should be printed in a different typeface and on special paper to make it more attractive and special...
Certificate to be offered to the mother of a baby born dead before 24 weeks gestation

Certificate to be offered to the mother of a baby born dead before 24 weeks gestation

This form should be printed in a different typeface and on special paper to make it more attractive and special...
Certificate to be offered to the mothers of a baby born dead before 24 weeks gestation

Certificate to be offered to the mothers of a baby born dead before 24 weeks gestation

This form should be printed in a different typeface and on special paper to make it more attractive and special...
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Creating Memories - Offering Choices

It is vital that parents are offered genuine choices. This form provides a record for staff and should be kept...
NBCP interim baseline evaluation report April

Evaluation of the National Bereavement Care Pathway interim report

This interim report falls part way through the implementation of the evaluation. It covers the following areas: The analysis of...
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Guidance for miscarriages that occur at home

This guidance note is intended to provide support and information in circumstances where a miscarriage occurs at home with no...
NBCP

Interim report (Wave two) Evaluation of the National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP)

Evaluation of the National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP) Interim report (Wave two)
Listening to parents report

Listening to Parents Report

The National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) has published Listening to parents. This is the first national survey of bereaved parents’...
Medical form for burial or cremation confirming that fetal remains are less than 24 weeks’ gestation

Medical form for burial or cremation confirming that fetal remains are less than 24 weeks’ gestation

For more information see Certification and forms for a baby born dead before 24 weeks’ gestation in Chapter 16 and...
Palliative Care on Neonatal Units Guidance

Palliative Care on Neonatal Units Guidance

Practical Guidance for the Management of Palliative Care on Neonatal Units Guidance published by the Chelsea and Westminster hospital team.
Parent support booklets

Parent Support Booklets

When a baby dies, there can be a lot of information for parents to take in. We publish a range...
Preventing Babies’ Deaths, stillbirth, neonatal death

Preventing Babies’ Deaths: what needs to be done (2012)

Our report: Preventing Babies’ Deaths: what needs to be done (January 2012) proposes that as many as 1,200 babies’ lives...
Engaging parents in review/investigation - Principles

Principles for engaging parents in review and investigation

Engaging parents in review/investigation - Principles (Adhering to these principles rests with the governance structures of the Trust/Health Board) The...
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Sands Bereavement Care Training for Health Visitors: learning outcomes and session plan

In this document you'll find the aims, learning outcomes and session plan for our Health Visitor bereavement care training workshop.
Sands Enhanced Bereavement Care Training for Health Professionals - Aim, Learning Outcomes and Session Plan

Sands Enhanced Bereavement Care Training for Health Professionals - Aim, Learning Outcomes and Session Plan

Sands Enhanced Bereavement Care Training for Health Professionals - Aim, Learning Outcomes and Session Plan
Animation

Sands Lothians Parent to Parent Post Mortem Authorisation Animation

This animation is designed to enable a family to make an informed choice regarding a post mortem. It has been...
Picture of the letter

Sands resources for engaging parents in review/investigations

Saying Sorry is a key expression of human compassion and empathy. Sands urges health professionals to say sorry without fear...
Sands Training for Multidisciplinary HCP - Aim, Learning Outcomes & Session Plan

Sands Training for Multidisciplinary HCP - Aim, Learning Outcomes & Session Plan

Sands Training for Multidisciplinary HCP - Aim, Learning Outcomes & Session Plan
Saving babies’ lives, stillbirth, neonatal death

Saving babies’ lives (2009)

This was published to coincide with the launch of our Why17? Campaign: it highlights problem areas that are contributing to...
Saying Sorry is not a Blame Game

Saying Sorry is not a Blame Game

Sands has supported parents, who have experienced the devastating death of their baby around the time of birth, for more...
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Stillbirth - how professionals can make a difference

Our Stillbirth - how professionals can make a difference booklet provides key recommendations for maternity units to improve the care...
Supporting Midwives, parents

Supporting Midwives, Supporting Parents

Our Supporting Midwives, Supporting Parents leaflet outlines the services we offer both for you and for the parents in your...
Transforming Loss: reaching out to meet the needs of parents

Transforming Loss: reaching out to meet the needs of parents

The programme for the 10th Annual Joint Conference led by Sands with Bliss and the Royal College of Midwives .
What happens at a post-mortem – procedures and timings

What happens at a post-mortem – procedures and timings

What happens at a hospital post-mortem on a baby – procedures and timings covers the general testing procedures which take...
interpreters

Working with interpreters when a baby dies

This guidance details best practice for healthcare professionals when working with an interpreter when a baby dies.