Sands safer care survey for parents

Sands (stillbirth and neonatal death charity) wants to hear about the kind of care you and your baby received.

Your responses will help us show NHS leaders and government what families are experiencing in maternity and neonatal care and reduce baby deaths by pushing for the changes needed to ensure the safest, high quality care for everyone.

You may find it difficult to think about your experiences when answering the survey questions. If our survey brings up feelings that are upsetting we are truly sorry and appreciate your effort in answering them. You can stop at any point and return to the survey later.

If you need support, please contact our Helpline on 0808 164 3332, email, or visit Sands Online Community at

The survey is designed for parents whose baby died before, during or soon after birth, who received care in the UK. It should take up to 25 minutes to complete.

Thank you for your invaluable contribution. 

We can send you a short report with the results of this survey, if you'd like - you will be able to choose this option at the end of the survey.