During Baby Loss Awareness Week, we were delighted to support the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) reception on baby loss at Speaker’s House. The event was attended by MPs and Peers, charities and bereaved parents.
Speakers included Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Health Minister Philip Dunne plus Co founders of the APPG Antoinette Sandbach MP and Will Quince MP. Chris delivered a moving speech about losing our darling baby boy, Eddie, and why we set up Teddy’s Wish. His speech can be read here
The government has subsequently pledged their support to reduce the numbers of babies lost each year and to tackle the issues surrounding baby loss including improved maternity care and bereavement support for those families who have suffered the loss of a child.
The event also saw the launch of ‘Beyond Awareness to Action: Tackling baby loss in the UK’. which sets out the APPG goals for preventing and reducing baby loss, as well as improving the quality of bereavement care and support offered to parents.
For further information on the All Party Parliamentary Group on Baby Loss please see the Secretariat for the Group which can be viewed here