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Safer Sleep Practitioner Events

Date: Tuesday, 31st Jan 2023 | Category: General


Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) continues to cause deaths in babies under 12 months old. There is advice about how to put babies to sleep more safely and to minimise the risk of SIDS, however in Staffordshire we continue to see infant deaths where there are modifiable factors such as unsafe sleep practices present.

There needs to be consistent messaging about reducing risks of SIDS.

The Integrated Care Board are offering free training sessions run by child death professionals from Staffordshire who aim to look deeper into local infant deaths.


If you are a professional who is experienced in discussing safer sleep with parents and carers, this is your opportunity to bring your experience and to influence practice locally as well as to update your knowledge. We would encourage professionals from all roles and agencies to attend so that we can work together to reduce infant mortality.

They are face to face interactive sessions held throughout the county in association with Safer Sleep Week which runs 13-19th March 2023.

Dates and times

  • Monday 6th March 1.30-4.30pm at Newcastle Children’s Centre, Century Road, Knutton
  • Wednesday 29th March 10am-1pm at East Staffordshire Children’s Centre, Burton
  • Friday 31st March 10am-1pm at Silkmore Children’s Centre, Stafford

An introductory level course is also available for staff who are new to working with families around safe sleep.

For more information or to book your place please contact Sue Lloyd, Nurse Practitioner for Child Death Overview Process. Mobile: 07551152793, Email:

This training is in conjunction with the Child death Overview Panel and learning from reviews.