Integrated Family Support Service

The Integrated Family Support Service (IFSS) works with families who identify a need for parenting support. The service works holistically with the family to identify their needs and workers support parents to meet their goals.

Evidence shows that support in the early years can have a positive and long-lasting effect on a child's’ life trajectory.

IFSS workers support families, build knowledge, skills and capacity around parenting to enable families to give their children the best possible opportunities to ensure their lives start on the right foot. Participation in IFSS is voluntary, with referrals made from a number of avenues including child safety services, allied health professions, schools, GPs or self-referrals. An initial assessment is done to identify issues and match the family with an Integrated Family Support Worker.

The IFSS worker provides weekly visits in the family home, for up to 12 months, supporting them to achieve their parenting goals. This can include parenting education, emotional support, help with connecting to their local community, and referrals to specialised services where necessary. Save the Children works with families utilising strengths-based, client-centred and solutions-focused approaches. Our Family Support Workers use Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) as our trauma informed approach.

You can download our fact sheet below for more information.

Who this service is for

Families who identify a need for parenting support.
Participation in IFSS is voluntary, with referrals made from a number of avenues including child safety services, allied health professions, schools, GPs or self-referrals

Cost

Free

How this service is delivered

  • Call or visit us online

    For more information please contact our Advice and Referrals Line: 1800 000 123

IFSS Fact Sheet

You can download our fact sheet here for more information.

Download Fact Sheet

Updated: 13/05/2021

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