Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) was developed by Professor David Olds at the University of Colorado, and is based on over four decades of high quality research.


This research has shown that Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), as it is known in the US, leads to a range of benefits for vulnerable young mothers and their children in the short, medium and long term.

The FNP programme was introduced in England in 2007. Following initial testing in 10 test sites, and a positive evaluation by Professor Jacqueline Barnes of Birkbeck, University of London, FNP was expanded and is now delivered in 60 areas in England.

To find your local FNP team, please visit our interactive map.

As well as in England, FNP is also delivered to young families in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Canada, the USA, Norway, Bulgaria and Australia.

The programme

Theories that underpin FNP

The National Unit

Overseeing the delivery of the FNP programme

Our impact

The difference we make

FNP turns 10

Celebrating our achievements