The five things you need to know on Tuesday, December 20… 1) PURE MAY-BELIEVE There’s no Cabinet today and word in Whitehall
So while the headlines today are right on the money, let's not lose sight of the elements of this programme that could work and that must form the basis of future programmes to support these vulnerable families across the United Kingdom - including lessons for work in Scotland. If we do, we'll be failing them all over again.
The five things you need to know on Tuesday, October 18… 1) A CABINET TO VYE FOR Jeremy Hunt was admirably candid on Today
David Cameron announced a dramatic expansion of his 'troubled families' programme today as he claimed it had "turned around
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.
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.
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.
The mayor of Middlesbrough has said children from troubled families should be targeted "in the womb" to stop problems in
A government programme to help get people back into work and tackle problems such as anti-social behaviour is ahead of schedule
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.