Who we are
Before signing up to the programme one of our family nurses will schedule a home visit with mum-to-be (this visit can also be arranged in another venue if requested) to explain what the Family Nurse Partnership offers and what support looks like. If mum-to-be would like to take up the support, and if space is available she can do so.
Our service is offered to all first time pregnant mums aged 18 and under.
We also support:
- first time pregnant mums aged 22 and under with specific vulnerabilities and needs (Wirral)
- first time pregnant mums aged 24 and under with specific vulnerabilities and needs (Cheshire East)
What we do
- helps young mums-to-be have a healthy pregnancy
- promotes their child’s health and development
- supports positive parenting and attachment
- supports the parent’s own future plans and aspirations
Intensive support is provided for first-time young mums, their partners (if agreed to by the young mum), and their babies up until their first child reaches 2 years of age.Each family has a dedicated family nurse for the length of the programme, which enables a strong relationship to develop during the early parenting journey. Our nurses are specifically trained and visits are regular either at home or in a venue that suits the family. The visit schedule changes during the programme in agreement with mum and can range from weekly to monthly visits.
Our family nurse replaces the health visitor whilst mum and her son/daughter are signed up to the FNP programme.
How to access the service
Anyone can refer in to the Family Nurse Partnership programme with the young mum’s permission. Young women can also self-refer.
All referrals need to include the following information:
- name, address and date of birth of the mum-to-be
- estimated due date of baby
- school attended (if known)
*Please also include information regarding any other specific needs or vulnerabilities eg learning, social or communication difficulties, mental health issues, safeguarding issues or status, homelessness, lack of family support.
Referrals can be emailed to:
What families say about the Family nurse Partnership
“The Family Nurse Partnership is supportive, helpful, reliable and a good source of information.”
“I have gained a lot from this service. Not just with my son but with my confidence, mental health and independence. I have nothing I would improve.”
Tel: 0151 514 2494
Tel: 0300 123 4058
Follow the national FNP Unit on twitter: @FNPNationalUnit
The Family Nurse Partnership is part of the 0-19+ Health and Wellbeing Service.