Family Nurse Partnership

Blueprints approved

The Family Nurse Partnership programme provides intensive visitation by nurses during a woman’s pregnancy and the first two years after birth. The goal is to promote the child's development and provide support and instructive parenting skills to the parents. The programme is designed to serve low-income, at-risk pregnant women bearing their first child.

Target group First-time mothers with one of the following risk factors: unmarried, low SES, under the age of 19, less than 12 years of education, or unemployed.
Focus of intervention
  • Individual and peer
  • Family
  • Economic
Level of intervention
  • Selective prevention
Outcomes affected
  • Healthy birth
  • No chronic ill-health
  • Talking and reading
  • School ready
  • Doing well in school
  • Good behaviour
  • Not using substances
  • No risky sex
  • Regulating emotions
  • Not depressed
  • Good relations with parents
  • Not abused or neglected
Impact of intervention

Child abuse and neglect: -0.88*
Crime: -0.70*
Crime (mother): -0.26
Disruptive behaviour disorder symptoms: -0.22*
Employment (mother): 0.12
High school graduation: 0.04
High school graduation (mother): 0.10
K-12 grade repetition: 0.14
K-12 Special Education: 0.29
Public assistance (mother): -0.17
Substance abuse (mother): -0.27
Test scores: 0.13*

*statistically significant at p<0.05

Figure(s) taken from Appendix A of this report.

Meta-analysis updated in August 2013.

Risk & protective factors targeted

Cost-benefit analysis

Source of benefits

* Secondary participant, otherwise primary

Contact information

Family Nurse Partnership National Unit
5th Floor
Centre Heights
137 Finchley Road
London
NW3 6JG

020 8938 2676
enquiries@fnp.nhs.uk
http://fnp.nhs.uk

Local authorities running the intervention in the UK
  • Barking and Dagenham
  • Barnet
  • Barnsley
  • Bath and North East Somerset
  • Bexley
  • Birmingham
  • Blackpool
  • Bolton
  • Bracknell Forest
  • Bradford and Airedale
  • Brent
  • Brighton and Hove
  • Bristol
  • Brolmey
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Calderdale
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Cheshire East
  • Cornwall
  • County Durham
  • Coventry
  • Croydon
  • Cumbria
  • Darlington
  • Derby
  • Derbyshire
  • Doncaster
  • Dudley
  • Ealing
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • East Sussex
  • Enfield
  • Essex
  • Gateshead
  • Greenwich
  • Hackney
  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Haringey
  • Hartlepool
  • Herefordshire
  • Hounslow
  • Hull
  • Islington
  • Kensington & Chelsea
  • Kent
  • Kirklees
  • Knowsley
  • Lambeth
  • Leeds
  • Leicester
  • Lewisham
  • Lincolnshire
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • Medway
  • Merton
  • Middlesbrough
  • Milton Keynes
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Newham
  • North East Lincolnshire
  • North Lincolnshire
  • North Tyneside
  • North Yorkshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Northumberland
  • Nottingham
  • Oldham
  • Oxfordshire
  • Peterborough
  • Plymouth
  • Portsmouth
  • Reading
  • Redcar & Cleveland
  • Rochdale

Please contact us if you are running this intervention in the UK.