For Policy Makers, Academics & Researchers

How we work with policy makers, academics and researchers

“We have a once in a generation opportunity to explore and take forward new ways of dealing with this pernicious issue [domestic abuse]. We owe it to all those affected by domestic abuse to challenge our current thinking and approaches, which is why it so important that we evaluate and learn from programmes like For Baby’s Sake.”

We work closely with academics, researchers, and policymakers to amplify our impact and influence practices, policies, and systems related to addressing domestic abuse and childhood trauma.

The Trust contributes to legislation, policy, and guidance, advocating for the needs of babies and parents to receive timely support to break cycles of abuse and build resilience. This collaboration includes training and practice development for professionals working with families and securing recognition in statutory guidance, such as the Domestic Abuse Act. 

We contribute to reports by national safeguarding bodies, emphasising our multi-agency safeguarding approach and engagement with parents within a whole-family framework. We co-create training and resources and build evidence on infant development, domestic abuse and childhood adversity.  

Academic evaluation of
For Baby’s Sake

A major academic evaluation conducted by King’s College London highlighted For Baby’s Sake as a pioneering program filling crucial gaps in domestic abuse intervention through its unique approach, working with both parents, starting in pregnancy, and utilising trauma-informed and attachment-focused models. This evaluation involved collaboration with a team of academics from various institutions and provided valuable insights into the feasibility, acceptability, and impact of the programme.  

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We welcome collaborations and opportunities to amplify our impact and influence practices, policies, and systems related to addressing domestic abuse and childhood trauma.  

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