Integrated Family Support Services (IFSS) - North

Baptcare is the lead agency for the Gateway and Integrated Family Support Service (IFSS) Alliance in the North of Tasmania. The Alliance and other services providing IFSS to the North region are working to improve the safety, wellbeing and health of children (aged 0 to 18), young people and their families. IFSS also allows for families with unborn children to obtain support before the birth of a child.

The Integrated Family Support Service works with families with children aged 0 to 18 who require support with:

  • Providing a safe and nurturing environment for children
  • Strategies and practical skills around parenting capacity
  • Improving confidence and enjoyment in parenting
  • Managing challenging childhood behaviours
  • Understanding the developmental stages of children and adolescents
  • Time management and utilising relevant resources
  • Managing family conflict and breakdown
  • Dealing with the impact of mental health issues
  • Dealing with the impact of substance abuse
  • Accessing social and professional support networks within the community.

What the service can help with

Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
Cultural support
Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Employment, transition, mentoring, training
Familial exclusion
Family supports
Family violence
Housing and homelessness
Identity and gender related issues
Legal information and/or support
Mental health
Personal safety against all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation
Problematic sexualised behaviours
Physical health
Reducing offending behaviours
Sexual and reproductive health
Social and emotional development
Social exclusion
Suicide or self-harming behaviour
Violent behaviour

How the service is delivered

Case Management
Coordination of Services
Information, Advice and Education
Intake and Assessment
Support Services

Services are available for

Accompanied Children
Parents and Carers

Age eligibility for children

0 - 18

To access the service, clients

Must have care of the child/ren at least 50% of the time and reside within catchment area. Cannot be on orders with Child Safety Services.

Cost of service


Is a referral required?

Strong Families, Safe Kids Advice and Referral Line

How do clients access the service?

Home visits can be provided
Transport not required (eg. telephone service, online service)

Regions covered


Contact Details

288 Invermay Road Mowbray, Tasmania 7248

1800 171 233

Focus Domains







Being loved and safe

Having material basics

Being healthy



Having a positive sense of culture and identity