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Launch of new Safer Sleeping Risk Assessment Tool

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In Nottinghamshire there are on average 6 deaths each year of babies that are likely to be due to an unsafe sleep environment.

Safer sleep advice is given out to all new parents in pregnancy and the first few days and weeks of a baby’s life by universal health services. To prevent further deaths we need everyone working with families in Nottinghamshire to help ensure safe sleep advice is followed.

To help tackle this a safer sleep risk assessment tool has been developed. The tool explains what safer sleep is and helps you identify risk factors for unsafe sleeping. It also provides information to help you support families and includes links to resources that you can download for parents.

(Please Note: this tool is not intended for use by maternity and health visiting services who should continue to assess and promote safe sleep via the usual processes).

Log into Notts Safeguarding e-learning site here


Risk Factors for Sleep-Related Infant Deaths in In-Home and Out-of-Home Settings


Multiple environmental risk factors are associated with sleep-related infant deaths. Little is known about differences in risk factors for deaths occurring in-home and out-of-home. We sought to compare risk factors for in-home and out-of-home infant deaths.

Paediatrics, November 2016