Key information

  • We all want the same thing – for children to be safe and well at home with their families.
  • Our Intensive Family Engagement Service (IFES) is used when there are concerns about children and young people.
  • IFES provide intensive support to families to reduce safety concerns for children, so they can remain safely in their family home.
  • Sometimes with the right support, positive changes happen.

How does it work?

It’s a voluntary program for parents. If you agree to get involved, you’ll have to sign a consent form.

We will help you:

  • understand what our concerns are about your child’s safety and wellbeing
  • look at what your family needs are, and come up with a plan on how to address them
  • set up a family meeting to do up a safety plan
  • help to make sure that you and your children have people in your lives who can help you when you need them – services, friends and family.

What next?

When you’ve reached your goals and we all agree your children are safe, we can continue to support you with a less-intensive support service, for as long as you need.