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Evaluation of the Integrated Family Support Service in Newport

Report | June 2016

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.