Early Intervention and Placement Program
The Early Intervention & Placement Prevention (EIPP) program provides appropriately targeted child, youth and family support services to reduce the likelihood of children and young people entering or remaining in the child protection and out-of-home care systems.
These services will be provided along a continuum of family and community needs – from lower-level parenting and youth support to intensive family and youth interventions to prevent children and young people from coming into care.
These services build upon direct-support services for children, youth and families provided by agencies previously funded under the Community Services Grant Program.
During 2010/11 services funded under the Community Services Grants Program were transitioned into two streams.
One stream, which focuses on services concerned with ‘community strengthening’ became part of the Community Builders program.
The second stream, which focuses on the provision of services directly to children, young people and families, formed the basis of the EIPP.
Results Based Accountability Project
To implement performance based monitoring in the EIPP program, Community Services has undertaken a project to develop results based accountability tools for EIPP.
The report, EIPP Program Results Based Accountability Project, has been developed in direct consultation with sector peaks, FaMS and YAPA.
This process includes identifying results, outcomes and possible contracting performance measures for EIPP.
These will be used to develop program guidelines and service specifications for the program. This work is not intended to be used to derive a minimum data set or for program evaluation purposes.
The EIPP is a new program and like the other aspects of the program the performance measures will be kept under review during implementation.