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Local government minister Rishi Sunak has vowed that his department will ‘make a compelling case’ for more funding ahead of this year’s Spending Review.
Five London boroughs have jointly commissioned a new programme to help vulnerable young people stay out of care.
Unemployment and parental conflict are key causes of problems for disadvantaged families, work and pensions secretary Damien Green has said.
Safe Families for Children is hoping to reduce the number of children going into care by 10% through early intervention. William Eichler finds out how.
The Government has ‘overstated’ the effectiveness of the program designed to deal with disadvantaged families and has been ‘evasive’ in its dealings with MPs, committee report says.
There is little evidence that the government’s flagship Troubled Families programme had any ‘significant or systematic impact’, new analysis has revealed.
A leaked report has claimed the government’s flagship Troubled Families programme has had ‘no discernible impact’ on employment rates, offending or benefit take-up.
Social services staff at Hampshire County Council have been criticised by a judge for attempting to ‘cover-up’ failings in a family custody case.
Expanding the Troubled Families scheme to target a quarter of a million people most in need would help to reform local services and offer more effective support, according to a leading think tank.
David Cameron will promise more devolution in a speech today outlining the Government’s approach to the autumn Spending Review.