Certificate of Commitment

Once an infant feeding policy and action plan have been finalised, you can apply for a Certificate of Commitment. This is the first award given by UNICEF UK in recognition that a provider has an infant feeding policy, an action plan to achieve Baby Friendly accreditation, and the commitment to implement the plan.

Your service will be awarded a Certificate of Commitment if it has:

  • completed an action plan and submitted it to the Baby Friendly Initiative office
  • adopted an infant feeding policy (or equivalent) that covers all the Baby Friendly best practice standards (except for universities)
  • completed an application form for the Certificate of Commitment (including relevant signatures).

The certificate is signed by the Head of Service/department and Chief Executive of the facility, and by the Programme Director of the Baby Friendly Initiative.

Please use the certificate application form below and send all completed forms to to bfi@unicef.org.uk.

Useful links and next steps

Next steps

Guide to the Baby Friendly Initiative Standards

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