Commissioning and providing Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) in your area will improve the life chances of first-time young parents and their children by breaking the cycle of disadvantage. FNP:
- Focusses on the six early years high impact areas - transition to parenthood, maternal mental health, breastfeeding, healthy birthweight and nutrition, managing minor illness and reducing accidents, and supporting child development.
- Supports mothers to build self-efficacy, helping them to get back into education, employment or training.
- Improves child health and development (e.g. school readiness) and early education outcomes: particularly for boys, for the children of very young mothers and for mothers not in education and employment in pregnancy.
- Delivers the Healthy Child Programme to first-time young mothers.
- Helps young parents to access and engage with other local services.
- Helps to identify safeguarding issues and works with young families alongside social workers when children’s social care intervention is needed.
Our outcomes include:
- 64% of FNP clients initiate breastfeeding
- 81% of FNP babies meet the same developmental milestones as their peers at fourteen months
- 92% of FNP babies up to date with immunisations at six months
To find out more about commissioning FNP in your area, please email us.
Hear from a local commissioner on commissioning FNP
We were very clear that FNP needed to be a core part of our offer - Clare McKenzie, Senior Public Health Commissioner – Children, London Borough of Hounslow
The value of relational and strengths based approaches in commissioning services - Debbie Watson, Assistant Director of Population Health, Tameside and Glossop Strategic Commission
Learn about how a local FNP team works with their commissioner
Building trust, understanding and shared aspirations - working hand in glove with our commissioner - Daisy Townson, Supervisor, FNP Hounslow