Meet the Bliss team

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The Bliss Baby Charter team are on hand to help you every step of the way on your Bliss Baby Charter Journey

Bliss Baby Charter Programme Lead – Giulia Bonacalza


I lead on the delivery and direction of the Bliss Baby Charter, supporting units so that they are best equipped to successfully undertake the project. This includes managing the Bliss Baby Charter team, coordinating assessment visits and making sure that all neonatal stakeholders, networks and external organisations are engaging with the Bliss Baby Charter.

Bliss Baby Charter Officer - Stella Rranxi


I provide ongoing support for the delivery of our Baby Charter. This involves engaging units with the Bliss Baby Charter and promoting its benefits, whilst offering direction and guidance to units undertaking the project.

I also lead on our impact project to record and assess the great work going on in the Bliss Baby Charter. I have responsibility for liaising with our Psychosocial Advisory Group, who support us in reviewing the evidence units submit in relation to standard 2.3 of the Baby Charter.

Bliss Scotland Baby Charter Officer - Charis Samuels

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I provide direct support and guidance to neonatal units across Scotland with the Bliss Baby Charter, our flagship programme which aims to improve outcomes for babies by ensuring that parents are involved in the care of their baby.

I organise workshops for units, I train and manage the parent and health care professional volunteer assessors, I chair the Scottish Steering Group, and also edit the quarterly Bliss Baby Charter e-comms.