The Troubled Families programme: financial framework

Information on the Troubled Families programme payment-by-results scheme for local authorities


The Troubled Families programme: Financial framework for the Troubled Families programme's payment-by-results scheme for local authorities

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The Troubled Families programme financial framework is a results-based funding scheme which provides details of the payment mechanism for local authorities to receive extra funding to deal with troubled families.

Aimed at local authorities, this document explains:

  • the process and criteria for drawing up the list of families who will be part of the programme
  • arrangements in regard to upfront payments
  • what local authorities would need to achieve with each family in order to claim the result-based payment.