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Health written question – answered on 28th June 2012.

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Photo of Gloria De Piero Gloria De Piero Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many families have been visited by a (a) family nurse partnership and (b) family intervention project in (i) the last three years and (ii) the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Since its inception in 2007 up until the end of March 2012, 9,207 families have been enrolled on the Family Nurse Partnership programme in England.

Family nurses visit families from early in pregnancy until their infant reaches two years of age and in 2011-12, 6,651 families were visited by a family nurse. In 2010-11 family nurses visited 5,608 families and in 2009-10, 3,854 families.

Family intervention projects are a matter for the Department for Communities and Local Government.

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