The Family Nurse Partnership programme can change the life chances of children of young parents, whose outcomes usually fall far behind those of the general population.
Teenage mothers have high rates of poor mental health for up to three years after the birth. Their children are at 63% higher risk of living in poverty. At age 5, children of teenage mothers are more likely to be behind on a range of developmental outcomes, including as much as 11 months behind on verbal ability.
FNP provides intensive support and can reduce inequalities by enabling young parents to help their child succeed, despite the adverse circumstances they live with.