Baby Week is here!
Baby Week enables us to campaign and promote the best start, opens the doors to cross sector working and enables us to listen to parents and carers to enhance the way we work in maternity and early years.
In Leeds we are working together to improve the health and care services we offer to parents-to-be and new parents, to give babies the best start in life. Globally it is agreed, from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, every child has the right to be registered at birth, to have a name and nationality, and, as far as possible, to know and be cared for by their parents (article 7). Additionally, every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food, and a clean environment and education on health and well-being so that children can stay healthy (article 24). We have put together some resources that may support your field of work as well as your journey into parenthood.
Find us on social media to follow the Baby Week journey. Baby Week began in Leeds but now running across UK. Ready to inspire you every step of the way. Why not read our highlights on the blog?
In our Maternity Strategy for Leeds 2015 – 2020 our vision is to be the best city by 2030, and an essential part of this is being the best city for children and young people to grow up in. Baby Week Leeds plays a key role in achieving that vision as it helps to promote the best start in life. The work of Baby Week is not only delivered at a local footprint but feeds into the work done at a regional level with others following our footsteps.
- Dr Jane Mischenko, NHS Leeds CCGs, 2021
First time being part of Baby Week Leeds and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. Fantastic speakers and very informative. Great way of connecting with others too and learning about how other organisations have been working differently during the pandemic. Fantastic to see health inequalities being raised and featured in this event”
- Balvinder Dosanjh, Perinatal Mental Health Service, 2020
Ensuring children have the best start in life is a top priority for Leeds. By working together with our partners in health and education we can make sure that all children are able to benefit from the best services and opportunities as soon as they are born. We are very excited to be bringing Baby Week to Leeds – which will not only help new parents and parents-to-be but also professionals and students.
- Councillor Lisa Mulherin, Former Executive Member at Leeds City Council, 2016
Baby Week is a partnership between organisations and sectors.
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