A voluntary home visiting programme for first time young mothers (and fathers) aged 19 or under.
A specially trained family nurse visits the young mother regularly, from early in pregnancy until the child is two.
Family nurses work with young mothers and fathers to enable them to:
- Build positive relationships with their baby and understand their baby’s needs
- Make the lifestyle choices that will give their child the best possible start in life
- Build their self-efficacy (belief and ability to plan and achieve their goals)
- Build positive relationships with others, modelled by building a positive relationship with the family nurse
In both age ranges the following must apply to the client being referred
Client to be referred before 28 weeks gestation
First live baby
How to refer
The following clinicians can refer to this service: