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26/05/2008

Tool Information

Settings: Education
MHP Steps: Preparation
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Languages: English
URL: Click here for Tool Website
Publication Information: Sally Gimson (2007): Health visitors - an endangered species. RESEARCH & POLICY FOR THE REAL WORLD. London: Family & Parenting Institute. ISBN 190361550X

Evaluation: Unknown
Available Formats: Paper Based | Online
Free: Yes
Restrictions on Use: No
Tool Focus: Individual
Tool Type: Information Campaign/Awareness Raising
Download(s): Health Visitors - 338 KB

Tool Description

The Family and Parenting Institute believes that health visitors are the key to effective early intervention. In our report we argue for a well-funded, well-trained universal health visitor service available to all parents of children under five, with specialist support for the most vulnerable families. They want (i) a universal health visitor service with an intensive service for parents who will benefit most, (ii) a preventative health visitor service – the key to unlocking support for vulnerable families who are still missing out, and (iii) a well-trained health visitor service with a clearly defined role and a better career structure.

Tool Characteristics

Application in the Field: General use in one country
Tool mainly used in: United Kingdom
Stage of Development: No information found
Evaluation and Research: Studies/Technical Data available
Beneficiary Involvement in Design: Active participation clearly described

Contact Details

Contact Name: Sally Gimson
Organisation Name: Family and Parenting Institute
Address: Unit 430, Highgate Studios
Address Line 2: 53-79 Highgate Road
Postal Code: London NW5 1TL
Country: United Kingdom
Email: info@familyandparenting.org
Telephone: 020 7424 3460

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