Evidence emerges for the effectiveness of Intensive Family Preservation Services

By Ann McGauran | 11 June 2019

A review has found evidence of the effectiveness of Intensive Family Preservation Services (IFPS) in reducing the risk of care entry to children for up to two years after the delivery of the interventions.

But IFPS appears to be most effective when the interventions are delivered to children at imminent risk of entering care, and where caseworkers make contact with the family within 24 hours of the referral and deliver intensive support for four to six weeks.

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