Policy paper

The cost of troubled families

Report considering the financial case for local authorities and other local agencies to invest in effective services for troubled families.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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The cost of troubled families

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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.

Published 23 January 2013
Last updated 29 January 2013 + show all updates
  1. Corrected publication date.
  2. First published.