Edinburgh, Scotland first in world to give teen mums support


Via: http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/edinburgh-first-in-world-to-give-teen-mums-support-1-3714207

Well the new powers handed to Scotland are slowly starting to show, the SNP and Nicola Sturgeon is not messing around, she is doing as she promised and this is a brilliant for Scotland as we seek Home Rule then complete Independence from Britain by 2018, but ONLY when we are ready and know we will win. Many look at young Mums and presume they are easy to have sex with, on drugs, you know the drill. From my point of view I was a Dad at 17 my Partner was 16 and I stayed with her, as a young man I tried my luck at wanting my cake and eating in terms of still having mates and going out but I got there and became a proper partner and Dad. Looking back I know way too many of my friends or lads I knew who got young girls pregnant and did a runner leaving the young Mum on the breadline and very poor. What this amazing gesture by the Scottish Government has done is help the kid first, sure the Mum will get help but this is more for the kid who never asked to be born into poverty. Nicola Sturgeon has withheld a lot of Money in taxes bound for London and she has put it into the Education System where every kid in School now has a guidance counselor they can go to IF THEY CHOOSE. Nicola has put Millions into the Scottish NHS, Scotland have build the World’s first Chronic Pain Hospital, so it’s fair to say with Devolved Powers for Scotland’s Parliament at Holyrood is working and it is so early. This should be a wake up call to every living, walking breathing Scottish person of what Scotland can become as an independent country. People said we couldn’t do it but look what has been done already. I am VERY proud to be from Edinburgh, Scotland tonight, I love my country and the people who run it because they run it for us, by us and because of us. We must wait till we know we can win independence Scotland, but lets be sure we will have another shot very soon! And the key here, all and every case of support for young Mothers is free, 100% free, as a Tax payer I am more than happy to help that kid, we all should be


Edinburgh has become the first city in the world to offer every teenage mother vital one-to-one support as part of a pioneering project designed to give children the best possible start in life. The Capital was chosen five years ago to launch the pilot for the Family Nurse Partnership scheme, which originated in the United States and aims to “change the world, one baby at a time”.

First-time young mums are given intensive support through one-to-one home visits during pregnancy and the first two years of the baby’s life. Fathers are also assisted with parenting techniques and help to find employment and a secure home. More than 660 young women across Lothian have been helped, a take-up rate of 81 per cent.

Speaking at an event at Edinburgh Castle to mark the fifth anniversary, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon – who launched the pilot project in 2010 – said the resources and staffing were now in place for every eligible young mother in the city to be offered a place on the programme. She said: “It’s one of the best investments we can make as a society – we give young mothers the support they need, we help children to get the best possible start in life, and we reduce public spending further down the line, because we have better health, education and employment outcomes. “That’s why I’m delighted to announce today that Edinburgh has become the first city anywhere in the world to offer the family nurse partnership to every first-time mother aged 19 and under. That will make a huge difference to mothers and children across the city, and it’s a testament to the success of the partnership so far.”

Kate Billingham, senior adviser at Nurse Family Partnership International congratulated Scotland on behalf of the programme’s founder, Professor David Olds.

She said: “To have the first city in the world to reach 100 per cent coverage for teenage mums – along with high levels of quality – is an amazing achievement. Today we are recognising the leadership in Scotland, the skilled and dedicated nurses and the parents who have worked hard for their children and their own futures.”

The project recognises that “disadvantage begins in the womb” and aims to change the cycle of poverty by changing the lives of young mothers. Melanie Johnson, executive nurse director at NHS Lothian, said the scheme had gone from strength to strength since its launch. She said: “We are particularly pleased and proud in NHS Lothian that Edinburgh has become the first city in the world to be able to offer care to every client who requires it under the Family Nurse Partnership. “The service first began as a pilot project in January 2010 in Edinburgh and since then it has gone from strength to strength. It has also made a real and lasting impact after it was rolled out across the rest of Lothian and also Scotland.”

Edinburgh a world leader on family nurse partnership



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