We are here to support any person affected by the death of a baby. We offer one-to-one befriending, telephone support and advice as well as regular group support meetings.


We work with people in Bedfordshire and surrounding areas and all of our services are provided free of charge by local volunteers - Beds SANDS receives no funding other than by donation.

Seeing and holding your baby ** Petition Update **

Many of us will be aware that national SANDS had organised a petition as part of the process of trying to lobby the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) to take a more appropriate and less literal interpretation to the guidance relating to this very personal and sensitive issue.

The good news is that SANDS' intervention has led to NICE agreeing to clarify the intended meaning of the relevant piece of guidance.

More details can be found here.