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How do we know

This support programme has been developed over 30 years in the United States and three large research trials have shown it has brought short, and long term benefits for children and families.

The benefits include:

  • Fewer mums smoking whilst pregnant
  • A longer time between the first and later babies
  • Fewer new mums become pregnant again
  • Fewer accidents
  • Fewer children being abused and neglected
  • Better language development in children
  • Increased number of mums getting into work
  • Fathers becoming more involved

The Family Nurse Partnership programme came to England in 2007 and similar benefits are already being seen. In Kirklees the programme began in 2009 and is a partnership between Kirklees Council and Locala Community Partnerships.