Safer Sleeping Resources
LLR SAFER SLEEPING RISK ASSESSMENT
Since 2018, across Leicestershire & Rutland, an average of 4 babies per year have died suddenly and unexpectedly in unsafe sleeping environments. These deaths are potentially preventable. Safer sleeping practices can reduce the risks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and accidental suffocation.
This tool helps practitioners work with families to identify those who are at most risk, identify support needs, and develop a plan to reduce risks. It can be used as a basis for conversations about safer sleeping, and to reinforce safer sleeping messages. It can be used more than once, as family routines change over time.
KEY SAFE SLEEP MESSAGES
Lullaby Trust ABC of Safer Sleeping: At every sleep, placed on their Back in a Clear cot or sleep space.
The safest place for a baby to sleep is in a smoke-free environment, in the same room as their parent/carer, for at least the first six months of life. Babies should be placed on their back, with their feet at the foot of the sleep space, on a firm, flat clear surface. We cannot prevent every death, but there are lots of positive steps that can be taken together to reduce the risks.
Easy read card
The Lullaby Trust provide a 2-sided card giving key advice for reducing the risk of sudden infant death.
A single copy can be downloaded here.
If you want to purchase printed copies or download the card in another language, go to https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/professionals/publications/
The Lullaby Trust has produced several safer sleep videos.
All of their essential safer sleep information is in the video below.
Further video resources are available from https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/professionals/video-resources/
- Safer Sleep for Babies (text free) for families with low literacy levels or who don't speak English
- How to co-sleep more safely
- Baby Check App
- Baby Summer Safety
- When your baby starts to roll
- What bedding does my baby need
LLR RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
Healthy Together 0-19 (Health Visiting and School Nursing)
Healthy Together Helpline 0300 300 3001
ChatHealth is a confidential, secure text messaging service with a public
health nurse, open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm excluding bank holidays.
Leicester City: text 07520 615 381
Leicestershire & Rutland: text 07520 615 382
Health for Under 5s
Support from trusted NHS professionals
Cry-Sis Helpline 08451 228 669 7 days a week 9am - 10pm
Further resources are available on the ICON webpage.
Substance Misuse Services
Smoking cessation/having a smoke-free home
Domestic Abuse support