A good practice guide to support implementation of trauma-informed care in the perinatal period

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This guide applies to all staff (clinical and non-clinical) working with perinatal women in maternity and mental health services, although it may be more pertinent to certain roles. All staff can play a part in ensuring women and their families feel safe and secure in the care setting. This guide is also for parents to help them understand what good trauma-informed practice might look like.


This guide does not supersede or replace regulatory or practice requirements already in place for a professional group or role but aims to be additionally supportive.