intensive support

  • Approved National Disability and Insurance Scheme provider (#4050003733) 
  • NSW Department of Family and Community Services Non Placement Support Service provider
  • Approved NSW Revenue Work Development Order provider (#N110845).
  • Accredited compliance with NSW Disability Services Standards 

Since 2003 Intensive Support Services (ISS) has supported NSW Family and Community Services (FACS) to deliver effective and efficient support services to vulnerable children/young people on Child Protection (CP) and out-of-home-care (OOHC) statutory orders. ISS is a registered National Disability and Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider of support services, accredited compliance to the NSW Disability Service Standards and is an approved NSW Revenue Work Development Order sponsor.

The focus of ISS is children and young people with, high risk behaviours, trauma and mental illness, substance abuse problems and who are on statutory orders. Attention is given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and people with cultural diversity. The services are delivered through the National Disability Insurance Scheme and NSW FACS non-placement support services (NPSS) scheme.

 High Risk Behaviour

Children and young people with disability may be at significant risk of harm from behaviours including suicide and self-harm, crime and incarceration, homelessness and substance abuse behaviours.

Trauma and Mental Illness

Children and young people whose risk behaviours represent trauma and behaviours are consistent with medical diagnosis’ of conduct disorders including oppositional defiant disorder, personality disorder and autism.

Substance Abuse focusing on Amphetamine and Opioid Abuse

Amphetamine and Opioid Abuse is the harmful use of drugs or alcohol for non-medical purposes. Support is required for opioid pharmacotherapy information, referrals, advice and a forum for pharmacotherapy concerns.

Disability Justice, Child Protection, Out-of-Home-Care, and       Mental Health Statutory Orders

There is a critical need for support to children and young people who are on disability justice, child protection, out-of-home-care and mental health statutory orders due to the high representation of children and young people with disabilities who face multiple challenges when they come into contact with numerous protective systems.

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people

The key component in supporting Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island children and young people is an understanding of culture, custom and language.

People with Cultural Diversity

Clear policies and strategies are in place for working with children and young people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Support is approached in a manner respectful of culture and in accordance with relevant legislation and principles.

NSW Family and Community Services Non-Placement Support Services (NPSS)

A range of support services are provided to meet the needs of vulnerable children and young people in Child Protection (CP) and out-of-home-care (OOHC) placements which are managed directly by Family and Community Services.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

An extensive range of support services are provided to the National Disability Insurance Scheme to support people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.