Inga Warren from NIDCAP Federation International has been appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for her services to preterm born babies.
This is one of the highest accolades given and is a wonderful recognition, justly deserved, of her work and dedication to babies and their families.
Inga Warren is a neonatal development specialist with extensive experience as an occupational therapist working with children of all ages and families. She teaches nurses, doctors and therapists to understand babies behaviour, their cues and body language, helping them to change practice and to involve parents in the care of their child. She is also the director of the UK NIDCAP (Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program )Training Centre.
Together with Monique Oude Reimer-van Kilsdonk, Inga Warren developed the FINE (Family and Infant Neurodevelopmental Education) programme – an educational pathway in infant and family-centred developmental care for all healthcare professionals working in neonatal care. She has been a supporter of EFCNI’s work for many years and was also very much involved in the European Standards of Care for Newborn health project where she contributed with her knowledge to the standard topic of Infant and family centred developmental care.
Read our interview with her and Monique Oude Reimer-van Kilsdonk where the speak about the development of their FINE programme here.