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Volunteer assessors

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As an organisation, we are committed to ensuring that neonatal units across the country are evaluated equally as part of the Family Friendly Accreditation Scheme (BFFAS). To ensure units are assessed fairly, we are working with volunteer assessors to carry out a robust process of visiting units in their area and ensuring they are working at the best standards.

Who can be a volunteer assessor?

These are made up of parents of premature or sick babies, or others with an extensive neonatal experience. 

What support will I receive?

You will attend a training day and be supported by the Bliss team throughout the process.

How much time is required?

A visit to a unit and completing an assessment can take up to two hours (not including travel to and from the unit).

We ask that our volunteer assessors be available at least twice a month for a minimum of 6 months.

Areas of recruitment

We are currently recruiting volunteer assessors for the Northern Neonatal Network, Thames Valley and Wessex Neonatal Network, South West neonatal network and Yorkshire and Humber (North and South) neonatal networks

Next Steps:

To find out more or to register your interest, contact the Innovations Team at

Should you wish to volunteer for this role, but don’t live within these networks, please contact the Innovations Team to register your interest. Alternatively, you may wish to consider one of our other great volunteer opportunities with Bliss.



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