We reflect the experiences parents tell us about in our work to reduce baby deaths. Personal stories are powerful in changing attitudes.

We have asked views on:

  • The complaints system in England
  • Maternity care in Wales
  • Minimally Invasive Autopsy as an alternative to traditional post mortem
  • Maternity care in England
  • Parents’ priorities for research topics
  • Parents views about hospital reviews of their and their baby’s care

The Listening to Parents Report below came about as a result of lobbying by Sands to survey bereaved parents, who are omitted from national maternity surveys.

Listening to parents report

Listening to Parents Report


The National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) has published Listening to parents. This is the first national survey of bereaved parents’...