Friday, 21 October 2016

Troubled Families Scheme Has Made 'No Significant Impact'

A government initiative to help the most disadvantaged families in England has made no "significant impact", a report suggests. The Troubled Families Programme launched in 2012 at a cost of £448m, with £900m added as it was extended. The National Institute of Economic and Social Research suggests it has had no measurable effect on school attendance, employment or behaviour. But the government says lives have been "transformed" and the scheme works. The programme - set up by former Prime Minister David Cameron following the 2011 riots in English cities - was intended to turn around the lives of 120,000 of the most "troubled" families. Read more on the NIESR website.

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