The Family Nurse Partnership is a programme for first time young mums under the age of 20. It delivers intensive home visiting, delivered by specially trained nurses.
Family Nurses come from a variety of backgrounds such as health visiting, midwifery, school nursing or mental health. Nurses have additional training to deliver the programme.
Family nurse partnership has three aims: to improve pregnancy outcomes, to improve child health and development and to increase parent’s economic self-efficiency.
The programme is based on three theories: attachment theory, self-efficacy theory and human ecology. The programme is a licensed programme that originated in America and there has been over thirty years of research to show its effectiveness.
Who can access the service?
First time mums under the age of 20 who live in Halton.
How can they access the service?
Women under the age of 20 who are pregnant are invited to join the programme. Referrals come mainly from the midwifery service although clients or other professionals can refer.
Where do visits take place?
Visits are mainly conducted in the clients own home but they can also take place in the Children’s Centre or any other community venue in Halton.
Kingsway Children’s Centre
Telephone: 0151 511 5602