Troubled Families

Daily Mail: Suffer the Little 'Underclass' Children

Hayley Meachin | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics
Hayley Meachin

The Daily Mail deals in stereotypes, we know that, but labelling people as 'shameless families' and the 'underclass' creates a barrier to people bettering their lot and has a detrimental effect on children.

Some Families Shouldn't be Kept Together 'No Matter What'

Polly Neate | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Politics
Polly Neate

Cameron's new relationship support army might be a huge opportunity to break into the fortress of coercive control and start to free its thousands of victims. This will only happen if the government takes a strong and highly visible stand against domestic violence.

Putting People, Not Process, First for Families

Anne Longfield | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK
Anne Longfield

The Head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, said on 22nd January that parents and families should take more responsibility for their own lives. It's a view I share. 4Children's own Family Commission told us that families, even very vulnerable families, want to be seen as part of the solution, not part of the problem.

Children Should Be Targeted 'In The Womb' To Stop Criminality

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Politics

The mayor of Middlesbrough has said children from troubled families should be targeted "in the womb" to stop problems in later life. Echoing Tony B...

'Troubled Families' Scheme to Get People Back Into Work A 'Success' Say Ministers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Politics

A government programme to help get people back into work and tackle problems such as anti-social behaviour is ahead of schedule at the end of its firs...

Troubled Families? Or Troubled Stats?

Hayley Meachin | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Politics
Hayley Meachin

When the wider provision of support for vulnerable children and families is under systemic assault from the decimation of central and local government budgets, some old recycled statistics and 16 isolated families do not merit a reason to be cheerful.

Collaboration is Key in Reaching Troubled Families Targets

Helen Dent | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Dent

The troubled families programme is a major government initiative and one of its most prominent aims is to tackle problems with truancy and exclusion children of troubled families often have.

Iain Duncan Smith: The Father of Four Who Wants to Provide Bread for Just Two

Hayley Meachin | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK Politics
Hayley Meachin

We don't currently live in a country that practices population control, and the poor children that the government seeks to punish simply for existing are already here and a part of our society. We can't send them back, nor should we wish them away.

It's Time to Make Education Count for Young Carers

Helen Dent | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Politics
Helen Dent

Are children who don't attend school really troubled as the government would have us believe? Or is there more going on behind closed doors which impacts on their ability to do well in school?

'Legacy Of Trouble': Report Into Families Reveals Entrenched Abuse

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK

A report into England's most troubled families has painted a grim picture of sexual abuse and welfare dependency going back generations as part of a "...

Pickles Blames Troubled Families For 'Ruining Children's Lives'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Politics

Problem families are destroying their own lives and those of their children, Eric Pickles said as he welcomed an expansion of a government scheme to h...

Third Sector Voice is Key To Tackling Troubled Families

Anne Marie Carrie | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK Politics
Anne Marie Carrie

The third sector is able to reach out to troubled families in a way that works. It works because families are not suspicious of us, they are not intimidated by our services and they are able to trust us.

Cameron's 'Troubleshooters' are an Ironic Example Of Britain's Late Reaction Culture

Ferg Slade | Posted 15.02.2012 | UK Politics
Ferg Slade

I watched intently yesterday as David Cameron announced a £450m plan to tackle Britain's worst 120,000 families. According to the Prime Minister, these families and their truancy, joblessness and anti-social behaviour cost Britain £9bn a year, and what we really need is someone to coordinate all the agencies that work with them to make them be less Shameless, more Waltons.

Cameron's 'Troubled Families' Initiative: A Good Start But No Quick Fixes

Enver Solomon | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK Politics
Enver Solomon

Given the wider economic and social pressures in the current era of austerity the task now is even harder than when Labour tried to tackle the same problem. And at the same time there will be more families falling into crisis who have yet to be identified by government.