The Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust

Charity information

The Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies, supports bereaved families and raises awareness on sudden infant death.

Founded 1971

  • Mission statement

    Every year, here in the UK, over 600 babies - the majority of whom appear to be perfectly healthy - will die suddenly and unexpectedly. Although some of these can be explained after investigation, many cannot. All are individual tragedies. The Lullaby Trust is working hard to tackle this issue:

    The Lullaby Trust provides specialist support for bereaved families and promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep.

    Working with the NHS we run a national health-visitor led service for bereaved parents, Care of Next Infant (CONI) programme, which supports families before and after the birth of their new baby.

    We are committed to supporting research to understand why babies die suddenly and unexpectedly and to find out more about how to prevent these tragic deaths.

    The Lullaby Trust also runs an information line for parents and professionals (0808 802 6869) and a dedicated line for bereaved families (0808 802 6868). Both are free to call from landlines and mobiles.

    We campaign tirelessly, lobbying government to keep sudden infant death on the public health agenda.

  • Aims

    The Lullaby Trust aims to:

    • We aim to ensure that all parents, healthcare professionals, and others in close contact with families are aware of the most up-to-date, evidence-based advice on safer sleep for babies.
    • We aim to help families who experience the sudden and shocking loss of a baby, providing immediate, practical support in the form of advice and guidance.
    • Working with the NHS we run a national health-visitor led service for bereaved parents, Care of Next Infant (CONI) programme, which supports families before and after the birth of their new baby.
    • We fund cutting-edge research which has made a major contribution to reducing sudden infant death by 70%. We continue to work towards a time when we understand much more about what causes these deaths
  • Overview

    Established: April 1971

    Registered Charity Number: 262191

    Board members: 67

    Full time staff: 14

    Part time staff: 13

    Volunteers: 59

    Phone number: 020 7802 3210

    Address: 11 Belgrave Road London SW1V 1RB

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