Safeguarding Children

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* CHRONOLOGY * * Second Trimester * * Mother attended her community drug and alcohol team (CDAT) were she was on a methadone programme. Referral was made by her key worker stated concerns that she may be pregnant and concealing it * * Pre - birth conference was held to establish the issues surrounding the mother, her pregnancy and her parenting skills. Mother did not attend. The pre – birth conference attended by the CDAT key worker, safeguarding midwife, health visitor, GP, social worker. The pre – birth conference took place as mum was concealing her pregnancy and that she was heavily * * DAY 1
Jack was born by caesarean section because they were concerns with the Zoe. Zoe was unwell – she had a heart valve problem. Jack was admitted to the intensive care unit, needing ventilation support for six hours
* Safeguarding midwife aware that Jack been born, states that all people who needed to be aware of baby being born are. Informed us that her current partner and father of baby are not allowed to visit. Security, front desk at the main entrance of unit and nurses made aware * Urine virology/toxicology sent * Morphine started as Jack was Ventilated due to the respiratory distress
* Out of hours social worker called inquiring about baby and mum
* Maternity support worker visited unit, updated on baby’s condition. Mum had her surgery – she will go and update mum
* Nurse looking after mum on ITU informed us on mum’s condition. Nurse informed us of name of mum’s current partner who is aware baby is born – nurse said he sounded concerned

* No signs of withdrawal

* Duty social worker given us the details of named social worker who is aware baby is born. Asked how long baby is expected to be an inpatient – informed likely 2 – 3 weeks possible…...

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