Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a licensed intensive home visiting programme with more than 35 years of evidence base. The FNP programme is for first-time young mothers who are 24 or under at their last menstrual period (LMP) and their families. We start working with mothers before 28 weeks pregnant by visiting them every one/two weeks until their child is two years old, to support them to:
- Have a healthy pregnancy
- Build positive relationships with your baby and others
- Make lifestyle choices that give you and your child the best possible start in life
- Improve their child's health and development
- Identify and achieve your goals such as finding a job or returning to education.
The Family Nurse Partnership is voluntary and if accepted, the programme will continue until their child’s first birthday, with the possibility of continuing until the child is two years old.
The FNP team was established in Newham in 2013 and the team consists of registered nurses, midwives and health visitors who have undergone a year of specialist training to become family nurses.
We work closely with midwives to support our clients during their pregnancy and with other agencies to support them and their child throughout the course of the programme.