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Family Partnership Programme

Family Partnership ProgrammeThe programme is open to women from 28 weeks of pregnancy, and their families, up to a child’s first birthday.

The FPP aims to empower parents and help them and their family to lead a happier, healthier life.

It is available to families living in Kent who have experienced difficulties such as poverty, mental health issues, family problems or domestic abuse.

What support can you expect?

You will get up to 22 one-to-one sessions with an experienced health professional over the course of your child’s first year.

These sessions are to help you:

  • develop positive relationships with your child and have a greater understanding of their needs
  • build confidence by identifying your strengths as a parent
  • make positive lifestyle choices
  • build relationships with others.

A midwife or another health or social care professional can refer you directly into the FPP using the Children’s Public Health Service referral form. You can also call your local Health Visiting Team to find out more information or to check if you're eligible for the programme.

You are not eligible for this support if you are making plans for your child to be adopted, planning to leave Kent before your baby is one, or you are already known to Early Help or social services.

Your stories

Taking those first steps together

One young family in Lydd is taking those all-important first steps with support from the Family Partnership Programme.