Wigan Family Intervention Project (FIP) is a commissioned service run by Action for Children offering intensive parenting and family support to help make positive changes with families.
By working with the whole family, FIP is committed to improving the quality of relationships between parents/carers and their children and their wider family.
FIP Parenting Workers provide practical, emotional and therapeutic support in a range of settings where families feel comfortable and safe, for example, Children’s Centres, schools, health centres, as well as their own homes.
To access the service, anyone working with a family, such as a social worker, health worker or education worker can make a referral.
Once referred, an experienced FIP Worker will discuss with you how to work out and agree a support plan. The plan will involve you and your family having support from other agencies that you may require, such as housing, social care, drug and alcohol services, the police etc.
Eligibility Criteria (Who is this service for?)
Wigan Family Intervention Project and the referral criteria attempts to reflect the main factors usually present when families are experiencing multiple problems. There is no child age barrier to families working with FIP but the issues listed below should be present.
- Domestic Violence issues
- Alcohol and substance misuse
- In need of parenting support
- Anti-Social Behaviour
- Tenancy issues
- In addition, children that are assessed at Level 3b and Level 4 Threshold of Need.
To discuss a referral contact Wigan FIP manager on 01942 487100, send a referral form to the below address, or alternatively email it to firstname.lastname@example.org