Working with Troubled Families A guide to the evidence and good practice

Louise Casey, who heads up the government’s Troubled Families programme backs family intervention as the most effective way to support ‘problem families’ in turning their lives around.

Casey’s new report “Working with Troubled Families” demonstrates the evidence of her research and is designed to be used as a tool for local authorities and partner organisations to provide effective family intervention services.

The report recommends a single dedicated family worker providing hands on support with a ‘whole family approach’ and supports the coalition’s aim to turn around the lives of 120,000 ‘troubled families’ by 2015 and aims to support the families worked with as well as the communities around them.

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles acknowledged the value of early intervention and the savings that can be made working directly with families instead of just reacting to their problems.

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