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Family Start 

Family Start is a child-centred, intensive, home visiting programme.

The service

Family Start is a child-centred, intensive, home visiting programme. It focuses on improving children’s

  • health
  • learning
  • relationships
  • family and whānau circumstances
  • environment
  • safety.

The programme supports families and whānau who struggle with challenges that put good health, education and social outcomes for their children at risk. The target group for Family Start is babies up to 12 months of age and pregnant women in their second or third trimester.  There are eligibility criteria based on clear risk factors, as set out on the referral form.

Availability

Family Start is only available in North and South Taranaki.

How to enrol

A referral form must be completed for anyone wanting to enrol in this programme. Forms can be found on the referral forms page.

Who to contact

To find out more, email [email protected] or call (06) 968 8533.