The Baby Week Team

Meet the

Baby Week Team

The magic of Baby Week in Leeds has been the partnership. All partners and trustees come together and volunteer their time and bring in service support and resources to mark the week with one key aim, improve outcomes and promote the best start. Currently, there are no paid employees at Baby Week so we really value any support and guidance from our partners.

Lucy Potter

Founder of Baby Week Leeds |
Winston Churchill Fellow and Family Outreach Worker, I brought the idea of celebrating all things babies from Brazil (Semana Do Bebe) here in Leeds. Since then I have various roles with Womens Health Matters and am the former Maternity Voice Partnership Chair.

Sadiya Salim

Baby Week Trustee |
Operational Director for Baby Week Leeds and working as a Child Friendly Leeds Officer at Leeds City Council, sharing practice across UK. I graduated from Psychology currently training to be a wellness and business development coach.

Sally Goodwin-Mills

Baby Week Trustee |
Advanced Health Improvement Specialist in Infant Feeding and Maternity in the Children and Families Public Health Team. I am a qualified Children’s Nurse, Health Visitor (SCPHN), Baby Friendly Qualified Leader and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

John May

Baby Week Trustee | Team Leader (Children and Young people Support and Prevention Service) Health and Wellbeing Service. Leeds City Council and former officer in the teenage pregnancy team.

Debra Gedge

Baby Week Trustee |
Children's Centre Manager at Leeds City Council and have been working in Children Centres supporting babies, toddlers and families for many years.

Sonia Saraiva

Baby Week Parent Rep and originally from Brazil - where the idea came from. I have been working on developing relationships with the colleagues from Brazill and a parent representative on the trustee board for Baby Week.

Baby Week also has a steering group that has had key representatives from various organisations including Liz Wigley, from the former Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group, Rachel Ingle-Teare from Leeds Libraries, Laura Walton from Leeds Teaching Hospitals and Leeds Maternity Care, Amanda Ashe from Children and Families, Leeds City Council. Lynne Farr from Infant Mental Health, Amanda Jackson from the 0-19 Service at Leeds Community Healthcare, Emily Turner from Women Friendly Leeds and Deborah Page from the Perinatal Mental Health Service. Without their support, Baby Week wouldn’t be able to achieve what it has today.


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