When families are experiencing complex challenges, without appropriate support this can have significant long term impacts on everyone involved. By taking an individual approach to families’ needs, we are more effectively able to help promote positive change where there is a risk of childhood neglect or abuse. Below find out how we are making a real difference for at risk families through our intensive family support.
Save The Children supports millions of children around the world. We provide emergency response and education, health, child protection and climate change programs in 117 countries across the globe. With over 100 years of championing the rights of children we have grown to be one of the leading children’s charities. Here is how we help to build positive family relationships through our intensive family support services
Intensive Family Support Services
Our intensive family support services are available throughout Australia. By collaborating with other services, this enables us to provide practical assistance that best meets the needs of at-risk families to help them meet the emotional, developmental and physical needs of their children.
We have Family Support Workers who work alongside families (for up to 12 months), visiting them weekly in an environment where they feel most comfortable.
Why Our Intensive Family Support Services Are Effective
We address the root cause of issues that families are experiencing
Our support is designed to be flexible so we can tailor individual case plans to meet goals as identified by the family that include all family members
We build on existing strengths and capacity to achieve successful outcomes
We use an outreach-based method that is culturally sensitive and appropriate
We provide proactive support that creates long term positive wellbeing & safety through building on positive coping strategies and parenting capacity, skills & knowledge
How To Get Intensive Family Support
To access our intensive family support services you can do this as a self-referral or be referred from one of the following:
Department of Health
Department of Education
Child safety services
To make a referral email firstname.lastname@example.org or if based in Queensland, via the Family and Child Connect Website.
Donate To Help Us Provide Our Intensive Family Support Services
By making a donation you help us to provide intensive family support that helps to reduce the risk of childhood neglect or abuse. Donations are crucial in our ability to help children and their families in need. 79% of your donation goes directly to program expenditure.