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Freedom of Information Request

Breast Feeding Network

Received: 28 August 2020

Dear London Borough of Barnet,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information on behalf of The Breastfeeding Network, who wish to find out more about the commissioning of breastfeeding peer support services across England and Wales.

I would be grateful if you could answer the following questions in as much detail as possible. If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact me via email below.

1. Did the council commission a breastfeeding support service (including peer support) in the years 2014-2019? If so, please supply details, including budget (per year) and number of service users accessing the service for each of the years 2014-2019. Please attach a copy of the most recent service specification.

2. If breastfeeding support was not directly commissioned, did the council provide funding for breastfeeding support in the years 2014-2019. If so who provided the service (eg health visiting /midwifery) and please supply details, including budget (per year) and number of service users accessing the service for each of the years 2014-2019.

3. If the council did not commission a breastfeeding support service, did it fund breastfeeding support from lay breastfeeding supporters (non-health professionals), for example from professional breastfeeding counsellors, in the years 2014-2019? Please supply details, including budget (per year) and number of service users accessing the service for each of the years 2014-2019.

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  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download

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