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Introducing Baby Week Bradford – being a baby in Bradford and beyond

We are delighted to announce that the inaugural Baby Week Bradford will take place on Monday 19 November to Sunday 25 November 2018!

What is Baby Week?
Baby Week will bring together cross-sector partners and the community to celebrate babies and promote the importance of giving babies the best possible start in life.

Partners will come together for a week-long programme for professionals and families alike across Bradford, to share all the great work that is happening across the district. There will also be opportunities to learn about latest research, policy and practice development in Early Childhood Development.

Baby week began in Canela in southern Brazil, and baby weeks are now held in Portugal, Argentina, Uruguay and the UK. UNICEF has recognised the Brazilian ‘Semana do Bebe’ as good practice which accelerates the efforts of governments and society to reduce preventable deaths of children under five years, with emphasis on the first days of life. When hosting baby week, each city contributes to this global effort for the survival of small children.

How you can get involved
Baby Week Bradford brings a great opportunity for organisations working with babies and their families to host events (including preconception and pregnancy), providing a platform for you to showcase your work and the services you provide. We are looking for organisations and groups to join us and:

  • Run a workshop, seminar, conference or a masterclass. You could team up with others to run a joint event.
  • Host a community event and/or an information stall for the public at an event

We’re looking for a broad range of events and would like to encourage general public and service user involvement. We want to raise the profile of ‘Being a Baby in Bradford and Beyond’ to all the communities of Bradford. Here are some examples of hot topics:

  • Infant and perinatal mental health and wellbeing
  • The environment
  • Being a service user

Please note, it is the responsibility of each organisation to plan, fund and publicise their own event or session. 

How we will support you

We will put together a ‘programme of events’ (printed and electronic copies will be available). The programme will advertise all activities happening in the week. We are happy to add your logos to this.

We will be promoting Baby Week Bradford across all our communication channels, including newsletters, website and social media. We expect all partners taking part to promote their individual events and activities.

You will be able to download items to help you promote and decorate your event, including:

  • Baby Week Bradford, Better Start Bradford and the Big Lottery Fund logos – please use these on all you promotional material.
  • Baby Week bunting templates you can print out.

What next?

Please complete and return this event proforma by to Zakra Yasin at [email protected] by Friday 17 August 2018.

Please help us spread the word and forward this brief on to anyone who may be interested in hosting an event.

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