Sunderland Safeguarding Children Partnership

Vulnerable Babies - Summer 2021

"Babies are entirely reliant on their parents to keep them safe and happy. When they are born into families where they might be harmed or neglected, the risk to them is greater than to older children. They are fragile, they cannot speak, and unlike older children, they may not attend any universal services such as education, where adults outside the family have a chance to see them. Hence, despite their increased vulnerability, they can be invisible to professionals.”

Office of the Children’s Commissioner October 2018 https://www.childrenscommissioner

Initial Practitioner Discussions

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