Freedom of Information Request from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) regarding Antenatal Education Providers
Please can you answer the following questions:
- Do you commission or provide antenatal education classes? – yes or no? If yes, what is the annual budget for this/these contracts/service provision?
- Answer only if you commission or provide antenatal education classes:
(a) Do the practitioners delivering the classes use a specific evidence-based programme/s/model/s? – yes or no?
(i) If yes, which one/s and is it/are they licensed?
(ii) If no, briefly describe the what programme is provided.
(b) Which senior manager/s is/are responsible for the commissioning or provision of this/these service/s? What is/are their email address/s?
- Answer only if you commission the antenatal education classes:
(a) Which organisation provides this/these service/s? What are the contract start and end dates?
(b) Are the classes commissioned individually as a cost and volume contract or as part of a block contract?
- Here is a list of vulnerabilities/adversities that can impact on the ability of parents-to-be to engage with antenatal education:
- those with mental health difficulties
- those experiencing social isolation or from a socially marginalised community
- survivors of domestic abuse
- those with learning difficulties
- those with substance use difficulties
- parents who have had previous children removed into care
- care leavers
- teenage parents
- parents in prison
- those not speaking English as a first language
- those with chaotic or transient lifestyles
- black or minority ethnic communities
- those with anti-social or offender behaviour
- asylum seekers
Much of this information is gathered by midwives at booking in appointments.
- (a) Do you, or have you in the past, carry/carried out any analysis of this data, or collected and analysed any data, to determine whether parents-to-be experiencing any of these difficulties are less likely to access/engage with antenatal education delivered in your area than those who do? -yes or no?
- (b) Do any of the antenatal education classes specifically target vulnerable parents-to-be? -yes or no? If yes, which ones?
- (a) Do you commission/provide the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP)? – yes or no?
(i) If yes, what is the annual budget for this contract/service provision?
(ii) If you commission FNP, which organisation provides this/these service/s? What are the contract start and end dates?
(b) If you do not commission/provide the Family Nurse Partnership, do you commission/provide any other similar services that target vulnerable parents-to-be? Briefly describe the services.