Evaluation of the Integrated Family Support Service in Newport


  • children and young people
  • early intervention and prevention
  • Wales

Date: June 2016

Type: Report

The Newport Integrated Family Support Service (IFSS) is the result of a partnership concept and vision devised by service leaders in Newport City Council and Barnardo’s more than five years ago. The vision was to develop a sufficient range of evidence-based family support services capable of promoting child and family wellbeing and actively preventing the need for care and support.

IPC was invited to evaluate the IFSS with a view to ascertaining the extent to which it is effective in achieving its key aims and offers good value for money. This briefing paper includes a summary of IPC’s key findings from the evaluation. Other papers produced by IPC include more in-depth findings relating to key aspects of IFSS.