Specialist home-visiting


Building Blocks Trial

A randomised controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate the Family Nurse Partnership in England. 

  • Randomised Controlled Trial 
  • FNP
  • England

Building Blocks: 2-6

Evaluating the medium-term effectiveness, and the cost and consequences of the Family Nurse Partnership parenting support programme in reducing maltreatment in young children.

  • Administrative data
  • Data linkage
  • Follow-on Study

Evaluation of FNP in scotland

Evaluating the effectiveness of FNP in Scotland – by linking routine administrative data

  • Natural Experiment
  • Administrative Data
  • Scotland 


Chief Investigator: Prof Mike Robling

This Wellcome trust ISSF funded project used data from the Building Blocks trial. It aimed to evaluate the impact of the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) home visiting intervention upon three principal child and maternal language outcomes from audio-visual interactions when compared to usually provided health and social care services alone.


  • Paine A, Cannings-John R, Channon S, Lugg-Widger F, Waters C, Robling M. Assessing the Impact of a Family Nurse-led Intervention on Young Mothers’ References to Internal States. Infant Mental Health Journal Infant Ment Health J. 2020 Feb 11. doi:10.1002/imhj.21849 

  • Secondary Data Analysis
  • FNP 
  • Language 

getting animated about routine data

A set of co-produced animations made with the public, for the public.

  • Animations
  • Administrative Data
  • co-production

Ongoing collaborations

We are working with a number of collaborators on FNP research:

Dr Gabriella Conti (University College London) - What works in prenatal home visiting programmes: experimental evidence from England and Germany [Funder: Nuffield Foundation]

Dr Gabriella Conti (University College London) - The Developmental Origins of Health: Biology, Shocks, Investments, and Policies [Funder: European Commission Research & Innovation]

Dr Katie Harron (University College London) - Evaluating the real-world implementation of the Family Nurse Partnership in England [NIHR HS&DR]

  • External 
  • Collaborations
  • FNP 

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