Thomas Bridge 18 August 2014

PM announces ‘family test’ for all domestic policy

PM announces ‘family test’ for all domestic policy image

Future Government policy will be examined for its impact on families, as councils are put in line for more funding to support local communities.

In a speech today, the prime minister will announce that ‘every single domestic policy that government comes up with’ will be put under the spotlight ‘for its impact on the family’.

Some 500,000 ‘troubled families’ will now receive Government support, as the scheme expands from its current focus on 120,000 families. Work on this will start immediately in over 50 council areas, before rolling out across the country.

Figures suggest the number of adoptions rose by 25% last year. From next month, local authorities will be able to bid for a £19m Adoption Support Fund, while any school child adopted from care will receive an extra £1,900 of additional pupil premium money.

‘I want every government department to be held to account for the impact of their policies on the family,’ Cameron will say.

‘The reality is that in the past the family just hasn’t been central to the way government thinks. So you get a whole of policy decisions, which take no account of the family and sometimes make these things worse

‘Every single domestic policy that government comes up with will be examined for its impact on the family,’ he will add.

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