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Who are we?

Save a Baby's Life is a voluntary organisation, run by UCL students in conjunction with the Royal Life Saving Society since 2011.

We teach infant and child life-saving skills (cardiopulmonary resuscitation, drowning and choking) to anyone willing to learn. This can include parents and carers, but we are happy to teach anyone, of all ages. All our sessions last a maximum of two hours, but are normally one and a half hours long.

We are trained and examined independently by the Royal Life Saving Society, so all our volunteers have passed their training and have received a certificate. All our volunteers have also received a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check for the safety of you and any children.

Our aim is to make infant and child life saving just as well-known as adult first aid.

Many infant or child deaths per year could have been prevented if their carers knew the life-saving skills that we teach.

How we work: We rely on centres, volunteers and our learners for our work. We are flexible with our timings and opportunities too! Whether you're a nursery, parent, carer, student or a community centre, you could be the one who saves a baby! What's more - all of our sessions are absolutely free. It's as simple as turning up with a willingness to learn. 


Great! Here's how to get involved:

Attendees: If you want to come along to one of our sessions to be taught infant life support, head over to our calendar and sign up to a session you can make. No sessions available for you? No problem - have a look at our FAQ.

Centres: If you want us to hold a session at your centre, then you can arrange for us to come by emailing us. 

UCL Students: If you want volunteer with us, the best thing to do is to find out if we're still recruiting for the year by asking us and subscribing to our mailing list. 

Want to know more? Contact us via email ([email protected]) or visit our social media pages for more information!

See what other students say about this project

"...we are empowering parents to be lifesavers in their own communities"
Daivi is starting her 4th year of Medicine studies and has just completed an intercalated BSc in Paediatrics and Child Health. She has been co-leading the Student-Led Project Save a Baby’s Life, which provides infant life-saving skills training to parents and carers.