Home Visiting Alliance
Antenatal to five is the most critical period in a child’s life and vital for development over the life course. Increasingly research indicates that the right support at the right time supports parent-child bonding, infant wellbeing and positive developmental outcomes.
Early childhood home visiting is a proven service delivery strategy that helps children and families thrive. It connects parents with a Home Visitor who guides them through those precious early stages of raising a family.
Established in November 2020, the Home Visiting Alliance is a collaboration of five Irish evidence-based early childhood home visiting programmes:
- Community Mothers
- Infant Mental Health
- Preparing for Life
Together, we represent the collective national voice of early childhood home visiting.
The purpose of the Home Visiting Alliance is to:
- Promote home visiting from pre-birth or during pregnancy as an essential prevention and early intervention service for children, parents and families.
- Support member organisations, collectively and individually, to strengthen and broaden the impact of home visiting in Ireland.
- Contribute to policy development and implementation in relation to early childhood home visiting from pre-birth or during pregnancy and parenting support locally, nationally and internationally.
- Share our common learning at programme, approach, implementation and policy levels.