Hampshire Teenage Pregnancy Partnership

The multi-agency teenage pregnancy partnership is working towards reducing the teenage conception rate in Hampshire

The Teenage Pregnancy Partnership includes a large number of agencies who work together to reduce teenage conception and support young parents. Since 1998 to 2018 Hampshire has experienced a 65% reduction in conception rates.

Local and National data

In Hampshire and the IOW, 2018 data indicates an under-18s conception rate of 12.4 and 17.9 per 1,000 respectively. Of these, 55.8% in Hampshire and 44.4% on the IOW result in abortion. These figures compare to an under-18 conception rate for the South East of 13.5 per 1,000 and for England of 16.7% per 1,000. The rate of under-18 conceptions leading to abortions in the South East are 56.5% and England are 53.0%. This data shows that whilst the under-18 conception rates in Hampshire are better than the regional and England averages, those on the IOW are deemed worse than the regional averages and similar to the England average. Under-18 abortion rates are higher that the regional and England averages in Hampshire but lower on the IOW.

This data equates to 274 under-18 conceptions in Hampshire and 153 under-18 abortions in 2018. There were 36 under-18 conceptions on IOW and 16 under-18 abortions in the same year. These young people (and their babies) are all at risk of adverse childhood experiences and settings are advised to use trauma informed approaches when supporting them.

Teenage Pregnancy Local Implementation Team (TP LIT) meetings continue across most areas of Hampshire, these may now also be known as Health and Wellbeing Forums or form part of a larger meeting focusing on the health and wellbeing of young people. These meetings are an opportunity for professions from health services and other organisations to meet and discuss the support they offer for young people in the area, identify gaps and provide opportunities to work together. To enquire for more information please contact teenagepregnancy@hants.gov.uk

Supporting pregnant students and school aged parents

Guidance for managing the support and reintegration of pregnant pupils and school age parents

Supporting Young Parents

As a professional supporting a young parent, please read the ‘Young Parent care pathway guidance’ in addition to using the flowchart and pathway. Appendix 3 and 4 provide additional information to access support services.

Further information

For further help and information about the reintegration of pregnant pupils and school age parents please contact your local Family Support Service

For the latest district or for further information please contact gina.birkett@hants.gov.uk

Sexual health resources

Condoms for schools for educational purposes are available to order from the Public Health team.