If your facility is not yet registered with Unicef UK, it is a good idea to register your intention of working towards Baby Friendly accreditation. This allows us to keep relevant staff up to date with the latest news and information.
It’s easy to do. Just download the Register of Intent form, fill the form in and submit it to the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative office, who will keep details of your facility and intent to register on our system. Refer to our guide to the Baby Friendly standards for more information on our practices.
Staff may also wish to sign up to our e-mailings. These provide updates on new research into breastfeeding and news from the Baby Friendly Initiative. It is particularly valuable for staff who are responsible for educating staff and implementing the standards in clinical areas. You may also want to consider undertaking a Baby Friendly course, to help attain the high standard of practice required in Baby Friendly health-care facilities
Once you have filled in the register of intent, you can apply to book an Implementation Visit by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This is an optional service, you may wish to proceed directly to a stage 1 assessment.