Family Nurse Partnership Programme

What happens during pregnancy and in the first years of a baby’s life has a major influence on his or her subsequent behaviour, education, employment, health and other life chances.

Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is an early intervention preventative programme for first time young parents. It involves intensive home visiting by a Family Nurse from early pregnancy until the child reaches their second birthday. The programme is strength based and the materials used are rooted in theories of attachment, self-efficacy and human ecology.

Goals for the programme include: 

  • Improved pregnancy outcomes 
  • Improved child health and development
  • Improved parenting practices and behaviour
  • Reduction in childhood injuries, neglect and abuse
  • Fewer subsequent pregnancies and greater intervals between births 
  • Increased maternal employment and reduced welfare use
  • Increased father involvement

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Under 19 years old 
  • First baby (previous miscarriage, stillbirth, termination still eligible)
  • No later than 28 weeks gestation (60% required before 16 weeks)
  • No planned adoption
  • Living in Greater Lisburn, Ballynahinch, Newtownards (we will accept referrals for any young person aged 15yrs and under Trust Wide.)

The Family Nurse Partnership Team are based in Stewartstown Road Health Centre.  For further information contact:

Supervisor
Family Nurse Partnership
Stewartstown Road Health Centre
212 Stewartstown Road
Dunmurry
Belfast
BT17 0FB

Telephone:  (028) 9055 0435 
                     (028) 9060 2705 EXT 86740