Pre-birth practice guidance
The pre-birth risk assessment should be followed when considering any concerns or risks relating to unborn children. A pre-birth assessment is a proactive means of analysing the potential risk to a newborn baby when there are concerns about a pregnant woman and where appropriate, her partner and immediate family.
- Cheshire West LSCB Pre-birth practice guidance (PDF, 313KB)
- Multi-agency pre-birth assessment flow chart (PDF, 36KB)
- Social care pre-birth assessment flow chart (PDF, 36KB)
- Pre-birth planning meeting/pre-discharge meeting (PDF, 31KB)
- Multi-agency chronology for pre-birth assessment (PDF, 24KB)
- Risk estimation: a framework for practice (Calder 2008) (PDF, 40KB)
- Pre-birth assessment (PDF, 58KB)
A pre-birth conference must be held under these procedures where there is concern that an unborn child will not receive adequate care after birth.