Early Family Intervention Programme – E-FIP

Threshold DAS, E-FIP Programme is an innovative Early Family Intervention Programme offering support to women, men and their children with the aim of keeping women and their children safe.

The difference the Project wants to make is to eradicate and break the cycle of domestic abuse and sexual violence; to allow families to work out their problems and issues or to support them to separate amicably.

We constantly publicise the fact that the emphasis of our work is around prevention and we are proactive in our support and delivery.

The E-FIP project works with the whole family by providing one to one work for the woman, their partner and any children who are involved. We offer mediation services, children and young people’s worker and a Perpetrator programme. We also have a women’s safety worker for women accessing the project.

We believe there is a need to approach family violence in a more comprehensive and co-ordinated way, and to place greater emphasis on prevention and early intervention strategies.

The aim of the ‘Early Intervention Programme’ is to increase the safety of, and to provide a wrap-around holistic service to support and engage service users to achieve maximum positive outcomes and to put in place preventative support and actions that will break the cyclic pattern of domestic abuse.