Family Support Networks (FSNs) are a partnership between the community sector and the Department of Communities. FSNs provide a common entry point to services and deliver earlier and targeted support to families with complex problems that are most vulnerable to involvement with the child protection system.
FSNs operate across the metropolitan area in four service area corridors. The FSNs are managed by a lead agency from the community services sector through formal partnerships with other local family support services (called FSN partner agencies).
The FSN partnership enables an integrated and coordinated service approach providing support to families by linking families into services partnerships, including family support and counselling, parenting support, homelessness services, family and domestic violence services and community support.