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Advice for Organisations supporting asylum seekers with children - please help to spread these messages

Agencies in East Berkshire are currently supporting asylum seekers who are housed in local hotels as a temporary measure.

Some organisations have been providing second hand mattresses to families for people to sleep on the floor where there are not enough beds for each family member. Where children are concerned this obviously raises some concerns about safe sleeping.

Two useful resources have been produced. If you provide equipment for families, please help to keep babies and children safe and provide this advice to the families.

Safe sleeping for children - A downloadable leaflet to print -
The Lullaby Trust's Safer sleep for babies (text free) - A YouTube video, especially useful for those who do not speak English -