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This report considers the financial case for local authorities and other local agencies to invest in effective services for troubled families, in order to make savings.
The Troubled Families team within the Department for Communities and Local Government has been working with a group of local authorities across England to examine their work in this regard and plans for the future. This report looks at the pre-intervention cost of troubled families, the case for investment in family intervention services and the links between areas’ service improvement plans and the financial case for change.