Official Statistics

Monitoring and evaluation of family intervention projects: 2011

Data on families that receive support from family intervention projects and services.

Documents

Main text: OSR14/2011

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Main tables: OSR14/2011

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Underlying data: OSR14/2011

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Details

Reference Id: OSR14/2011

Publication type: Other Statistics

Publication data: Local authority data

Local authority data: LA data

Region: England

Release date: 14 September 2011

Coverage status: Final

Publication status: Published

This official statistics release contains figures for families receiving support from family intervention services, local services which provide intensive support to families with multiple social, economic, health and behaviour problems. The data covers services in England up to March 2011.

This is the second time these statistics have been published. They will be published on a yearly basis.

The statistical release shows that:

  1. The cumulative measure of service capacity is 8,841 families and 5,461 families between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011. Local authority figures are in the attached excel spreadsheet.
  2. 85% (2,569 families) left the intervention for a successful reason (e.g. formal sanctions had been lifted).
  3. 10% (316 families) left for a reason that cannot be counted as a success or a failure (e.g. family moved away, child taken in care).
  4. 5% (142 families) left for an unsuccessful reason (i.e. the family refused to engage).
  5. There was significant improvement in outcomes for 3,675 families who had exited an intervention, compared to their circumstances at the start.
  6. There was, on average, reductions in the proportion of families experiencing the following issues:
    • 53% reduction in truancy, exclusion or poor behaviour in school (from 58% of families with the issue at the start of the intervention to 28% of families with the issue at exit).
    • 58% reduction in anti-social behaviour (from 81% to 34%).
    • 34% reduction in child protection issues (from 27% to 18%).
    • 57% reduction in domestic violence issues (from 28% to 12%).
    • 23% reduction in mental health problems (from 36% to 28%).
    • 40% reduction in drug problems (from 32% to 20%).
    • 48% reduction in alcohol problems (from 29% to 15%).
    • 41% reduction in crime (from 35% to 20%).
    • 14% reduction where no parent was in employment or training (from 68% to 58%).

Caroline Prichard
0207 783 8109

caroline.prichard@education.gsi.gov.uk

Published 14 September 2011