Best Beginnings is proud to be a long standing member of the Pregnancy & Baby Charities Network (PBCN). In recent months, PBCN has taken time to reflect upon, review, and revise their manifesto. We’re proud to put our name to this important partnership working.

The Pregnancy & Baby Charities Network represents UK charities whose focus includes one or more of the following:

  • To reduce the number of babies who die during pregnancy, birth or in the early weeks of life
  • To reduce morbidity in newborn babies and improve care for these babies and their parents
  • To improve care throughout the path to parenthood; before, during and after pregnancy and after losing a baby or pregnancy

We are pleased to publish The Pregnancy and Baby Charities Network manifesto below.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a bright light on many known inequalities faced by new and expectant parents and their babies. It has emphasised that much needs to be done to reduce inequalities and improve outcomes.  The PBCN’s revised manifesto outlines the work the network does as a collective, holding decision-makers to account and encouraging positive change for all families, regardless of ethnicity, income, or circumstance. As a member of the PBCN, we are hopeful that the focus and actions highlighted in the updated manifesto can make a difference.

To read the full manifesto, click here.

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