Change in targets could help scheme to stop child abuse

The government’s Family Nurse Partnership would benefit from a broadening of its target demographic, according to research at the University of Nottingham.

The scheme’s current focus on young, vulnerable mothers with low socio-economic status can only tackle around 10% of families involved in child maltreatment, the study said.

Research recommended that targets should account for additional risk factors, particularly families with a history of domestic violence and parents who were themselves abused as a child.

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