In the spring of 2019, Sands canvassed the views and experiences of parents to find out about their experiences of care maternity and neonatal settings. We shared the survey on Sands social media platforms and through partner organisations. Questions looked at their perceptions of safety and of the quality of care received.
The findings set out below are from people whose baby had died in 2018 or 2019 (is a subset of 345, out of 1,640 people who responded to the survey).
Almost all the respondents were women, ranging from under 16 to over 42 years old. The overwhelming majority were white and from a mid to a lower income bracket.