Breaking the cycle of domestic abuse and giving babies the best start

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Together we can change lives

Domestic abuse can devastate lives for generations. We work with the whole family, starting in pregnancy, and addressing the pain and trauma at the root of the problems. Your support can make a real difference to families now and for generations to come.

For Baby’s Sake

Our innovative programme of therapeutic support is an evidence based response to domestic abuse, trauma and what babies need from conception to age two (1001 days). For Baby’s Sake empowers expectant parents to make changes that last, for themselves and their baby.

Driving system change

We inspire progress in policy and practice by sharing our pioneering learning and resources. 

We promote intergenerational intervention during the precious time when babies’ brains are developing and parents are motivated to break cycles of domestic abuse and related adversities.

1 in 5

Around 1 in 5 children in the UK experience domestic abuse, often when still in the womb.

1001 days

Exposure to domestic abuse in the first 1001 days of life affects a child’s IQ, emotional & physical development.

The risk

Children exposed to domestic abuse are more likely to experience abuse or be abusive as adults.

FEatured news

Safer Beginnings films feature For Baby’s Sake and our Emotional Safety Plan tool

We’re a partner in Safer Beginnings, an initiative using films to improve maternal and birth outcomes. One film explains how expectant parents can use our Emotional Safety Plan tool to record what they need to feel safe before, during and after birth.  Other films, to encourage parents affected by domestic abuse to seek support, feature For Baby’s Sake representatives alongside mothers and fathers sharing how reaching out to For Baby’s Sake changed their lives.

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