Family Nurse Partnership

The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a home visiting programme for first time young mums aged 19 or under. A specially trained family nurse visits regularly, from early in their pregnancy until their child is two. Developed as a safeguarding programme to help prevent child maltreatment, the programme focuses on improving pregnancy outcomes, children's health and development and parents' economic self-sufficiency. The programme is underpinned by an internationally recognised evidence base, showing it can improve health, social and educational outcomes in the short, medium and long term.