Intensive Wraparound Service (IWS)

The Intensive Wraparound Service (IWS) is for the small number of students who have behaviour, social and/or learning needs that are highly complex and challenging (and may have associated intellectual difficulty) and require support at school, at home and in the community.

Who IWS is for

You would refer a student to the service because they are really struggling to stay at school and learn. In most cases, the usual resources and support available through school, home or community, haven’t been enough to meet their needs and they continue to need support across all settings..

Wraparound is an ecologically based process and approach to care planning. It builds on the collective actions of a committed group of family and whanau, friends, community, professional, and cross-system supports. IWS mobilises resources and talents from a variety of sources, resulting in the creation of a plan of care that is the best fit between the family vision and story, team mission, strengths, needs, and strategies.

Information sheet for service providers [PDF, 206 KB]
Information sheet for families [PDF, 240 KB]

Behaviour Service
Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS)
Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour service (RTLB)
Day Special Schools


Last reviewed: Has this been useful? Give us your feedback