Guidance for Sands Groups and supporters: Involving politicians in our work

Sands Groups and supporters are a crucial part of the Sands story, helping to support bereaved families, making change happen and working to reduce the number of babies dying. Thank you for your interest in involving local politicians in our work.

This guidance gives a brief overview of the best ways for Sands supporters to engage local politicians, and lays out the key legal and other restrictions on what we can do. Working with local politicians can be a useful way of drawing attention to issues around stillbirth and neonatal death. Equally, building up a relationship with local elected officials can help create support for local or national initiatives to prevent baby loss or improve bereavement support.

For more information, and to let us know when you’re in touch with your local politicians, contact the Sands team on