Save the Children

Intensive Family Engagement Services (IFES)

Intensive Family Engagement Service is a family support program, delivered in partnership with Child Safety Services. The program works intensively with families for 4–6 months, aiming to reduce the number of families requiring statutory intervention and placement of children in Out of Home Care.

What the service can help with

Family supports
Housing and homelessness
Mental health
Social and emotional development

How the service is delivered

Coordination of Services
Information, Advice and Education
Support Services

Services are available for

Accompanied Children
Parents and Carers

Age eligibility for children

0 - 18

Cost of service


Is a referral required?

Child Safety Services

How do clients access the service?

Home visits can be provided

Regions covered

North West

Focus Domains





Being loved and safe

Having material basics

Being healthy

Having a positive sense of culture and identity