The FNP programme in Hackney delivers support for teenage mothers during pregnancy (if the mother is referred before their 28th week of pregnancy) and until the child is two years of age. Behaviour change methods are used to assist families to adopt healthier lifestyles for both themselves and their babies, provide good care for their children, and plan their futures. In 2014/15, the FNP programme in Hackney received 75 referrals and, of these, 41 clients were enrolled (42 in total when including transfers). For those women who decline the offer of joining the FNP programme, or who are beyond 28 weeks of pregnancy when identified, Public Health midwives can provide support.
For more information on the local FNP programme, please see The Best Start in Life section.