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Early Intervention Support Service (EISS)

What is EISS?Early Intervention Support Service

The aim of the Early Intervention Support Service is to support families when difficulties arise, before they need involvement with statutory services.

The EISS delivers and coordinates person centred, evidence based early intervention for families with children 0-18 years old within Tier 2 of the Hardiker Model.

NIACRO delivers this service in the Belfast and Southern Health and Social Care Trust areas. It is part of the Early Intervention Transformation Programme (EITP), which is delivered as part of the Delivering Social Change agenda in partnership with Atlantic Philanthropies.

What does EISS offer?

The EISS provides a range of supports tailored to the needs of each individual family’s specific circumstances. This is achieved through a key worker who works with the whole family usually in their own home using a strengths based approach which is individually tailored to the needs and priorities identified from the whole family assessment.

The EISS works with families for a time limited period – approximately 12 weeks. A range of both hands on practical and therapeutic interventions including motivational interviewing and solution focused brief therapy will be used. It also has access to a range of parenting and support programmes.

How can I access this service?

Requests for support for the EISS are welcome from any organisation or individuals, including self requests, provided they meet the criteria for support as detailed below:

  • Child or young person 0-18 years
  • Child or young person resides within the EISS catchment area
  • Child or young person has additional needs that cannot be met through the range of existing universal services
  • Family should not currently have involvement with a statutory social work service
  • Informed consent to request for support from the person with parental responsibility
  • Informed consent to request for support from the child or young person if 12 years of age or over and has the ability to give consent

For more information or to make a referral, please contact us.

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