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.

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...
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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...
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...
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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.
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Saving babies’ lives (2009)

This was published to coincide with the launch of our Why17? Campaign: it highlights problem areas that are contributing to...
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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...
The Sands Audit Tool for maternity services: Caring for parents whose baby has died

The Sands Audit Tool for maternity services: Caring for parents whose baby has died

The Sands Audit Tool for maternity services: Caring for parents whose baby has died was developed to help those responsible...
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Transforming Loss: Meeting the needs of parents programme

Programme for the 9th Annual Joint Conference led by Sands led by Sands with Bliss and the Royal College of...
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...