UNICEF Re-accreditation success for SCPHN (Health Visiting).

The SCPHN (Health Visiting) programme has recently been re-accredited by UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative. Baby friendly accreditation requires significant commitment and is a great achievement for the School. Programme Lead Jillian Taylor, and Lecturer Clare McGuire led the re-assessment, which is awarded for a period of 3-years. Clare said “we are fully committed to promote and protect breastfeeding within the SCPHN programme and would like to thank our students for sharing this commitment. The Baby Friendly Initiative has Global significance and a robust evidence-base. We appreciate our role in contributing to an educated workforce within health visiting, and understand our responsibility in reflecting the Baby Friendly standards throughout the programme. Our key priorities are supporting our students to; understand breastfeeding; enable mothers to breastfeed; promote close and loving relationships between mothers and babies; manage breastfeeding challenges; and communicate effectively through mother-centred conversations.” Jackie McFadyen, Academic and Professional Lead for the Community Cluster, also met with assessors from UNICEF to share the School’s commitment to the Baby Friendly Initiative.