The Integrated Family Support Service (IFSS) is a multi-agency service working with children and families affected by substance misuse across the Western Bay region.
IFSS is a Welsh Government programme unique to Wales and its work is described in detail in the Children and Family (Wales) Measure 2010 and associated regulations.
Local authorities and their health board partners are required to work together to establish the service and provide support to families. The first IFSS team in Wales was established on 1st September 2010.
In families with complex problems, there is an increased likelihood that the child’s physical, social and emotional development will be impaired. For some children, there will be repeated or long term episodes of being supported or looked after by the local authority. Consequently, the Western Bay IFSS aims to support families to stay together and enjoy well-being by empowering them to take positive steps to improve their lives. The IFSS provides targeted support and helps connect children and adult services, focusing on the family as a unit.
The IFSS currently reports to the Western Bay Regional Partnership Board.
Please visit http://gov.wales/topics/health/socialcare/working/ifst/?lang=en for more information on the programme, or get in touch by telephone on 01656 642 679, or email via firstname.lastname@example.org