On May 26 2016 Birth Companions will be launching The Birth Charter for women in prisons in England and Wales.
The Birth Charter has been developed to help inform the Government’s review of the treatment of these vulnerable women and their babies, and to improve current practice across the Prison Service, on aspects ranging from antenatal care and birthing partners to breastfeeding, family visits and counselling. Alongside the Birth Charter, Birth Companions is calling on the Government to create a much-needed Prison Service Order to help the Prison Service provide consistent, humane care.
Women’s Breakout members who would like to receive a copy of the Charter on launch day can sign up here.
If any Women’s Breakout members are interested in attending the Launch Event, please contact Birth Companions.
Places are limited.