The Future of Troubled Families: Supporting Families with Multiple Disadvantages

Location: London
Organiser: Public Policy Exchange

The ‘Troubled Families Programme’ is a targeted government intervention for families with multiple problems including crime, anti-social behaviour, truancy, unemployment, mental health problems, and domestic abuse. Local authorities engaged with 120,000 families during the first phase from 2012-2015, and claimed to ‘turn around’ approximately 99% of those identified and supported.

  • Assess the progress made on the second phase of the Troubled Families Programme
  • Review the recommendations of the national evaluation report
  • Examine ways to enhance multi-agency working to transform the health, social and financial circumstances of those families
  • Understand how to carry out a robust assessment of needs using the broadened criteria of a ‘troubled family’ Share best practice and discuss innovative strategies to improve the lives of families with complex disadvantages
  • Consider ways to support families in navigating services and find practical pathways to employment
  • Explore how to deliver an effective whole family intervention approach
  • Identify ways to improve educational attainment and child welfare is an online service designed to support and encourage parents and carers of children aged 5-19, with a collection of videos addressing day-to-day questions and concerns spanning wellbeing, behaviour and learning.