Portsmouth Local Offer

For children, young people and their families with a special educational need or disability.

Family Nurse Partnership - Portsmouth

Address: Family Nurse Partnership - Portsmouth, Family Nurse Partnership, 2nd floor, Brunel Wing, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2BG

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Brief description of what services your organisation offers:
The client is recruited in early pregnancy and a consistent Family Nurse will work with the client until her child is 2 years of age offering up to 64 weekly/fortnightly visits.  The Family Nurse will work in partnership with the client, developing an intensive therapeutic relationship, exploring change behaviour, looking to optimise health outcomes for the client and her child and breaking down intergenerational cycles of disadvantage. The programme content for each client will include:
Personal Health
Environmental Health  
Life Course Development   
Maternal Role    
Family and Friends
60% of clients are to be referred to the service before 16 weeks of pregnancy, and all are enrolled by 28 weeks of pregnancy.
Where the service is based:
The programme is a home visiting service and it may also be delivered within other community venues such as Children's Centres.
Eligibility Criteria:
The programme is available to first time teenage mothers who are aged 16 or under at the age of conception and mothers up to the age of 24 years with additional vulnerabilities , they are recruited onto the programme before 32 weeks of pregnancy.
Quality standards and expected outcomes for children and young people and their families accessing your services:
Family Nurse Partnership is a licensed evidenced based programme and the license requires fidelity to the programme’s core model elements. The adherence to the license is monitored locally and also by the FNP National Unit.  FNP supports teenage mothers to break the cycle of disadvantage for themselves and their children, to improve long term health outcomes.
  • Specifically over the two years, outcomes will include:
  • Breastfeeding:  the number of client’s breastfeeding and duration of breastfeeding.
  • Smoking: a reduction in clients who smoke.
  • Immunisations: the % of babies receiving the appropriate immunisation.
  • A&E attendances: maintaining a low rate of emergency admission for children aged under 6 months.
  • Birth Statistics: the number of babies born at a healthy weight.
  • Clients having fewer subsequent pregnancies with further gaps between babies.
  • A reduction in NEET
How can this service be accessed?
Referrals are open to all agencies, most referrals are made via the teenage pregnancy midwives although individuals can also self-refer using the contact details below or asking their midwife or any other professional to refer them.
How and who to make a complaint:
Tel no: 023 9268 2518


Tel: 023 9268 2518

Service Category: Health

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