Prison will never be a safe place to be pregnant. After two baby deaths in women’s prisons in the last four years, it is a matter of urgency that we end the imprisonment of pregnant women. Level Up is working in coalition with midwives, lawyers, academics and psychiatrists to lobby the Sentencing Council to introduce a new sentencing framework for pregnant women and new mothers.
Read our various submissions to the Sentencing Council here — including calls for pregnancy to be a mitigating factor, and for an end to the use of custody for pregnant women and new mothers.
In consultation with a coalition of domestic violence experts and victims’ families, Level Up produced the UK’s first media guidelines on how to report domestic abuse deaths.
Working with victims’ families, Level Up have produced research into the impact of media reporting on families’ bereavement in the aftermath of a domestic abuse death.
Newsroom trainings: Journalists – are you interested in free CPD-accredited training on how to report domestic abuse deaths? Sign up here. If you’d like to book one for your whole team, contact email@example.com
Do you know what to do if you see someone being harassed in the street, on public transport, or by police? If not, join our online trainings. You never know when you might need these skills – and it takes all of us to build a more loving world.