Baby banks

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6254
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you know how many ‘baby banks’ are currently operating in London?

Answer

Baby banks

Baby banks

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Baby banks are largely an informal type of provision, so it is hard to arrive at an accurate picture of their prevalence in London. However, there are three Little Village baby banks in London (Wandsworth, Camden and Southwark) with information on other centres and facilities that host baby banks, including several that the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) run across their various locations in the capital.