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UK charity praises Knowsley baby bonding service

by Laura Johnston

A specialist Knowsley infant bonding service has been recognised as a ‘rare jewel’.

The Building Attachment and Bonds Service (BABS) is an innovative, easy to engage, parent infant mental health service, providing support to families in Knowsley.

The service has been cited in the ‘Rare Jewels’ report, launched by the charity Parent Infant Partnership UK in Parliament this week, for the fantastic work it does.

Delivered for Knowsley CCG by North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Trust, BABS helps parents to build secure attachments and loving bonds with their babies, which lies at the core of positive parent and infant mental health.

Halton and Warrington’s Baby and Infant Bonding Support (BIBS), also delivered by the Trust, is praised in the report too. Along with Knowsley it is one of the few areas in the UK to have dedicated teams doing such valuable work.

For more information on the Building Attachment and Bonds Service (BABS) in Knowsley, visit the North West Boroughs Healthcare website.

To view the Rare Jewels report – specialised parent-infant relationship teams in the UK, visit the PIPUK website.