Troubled Families programme Louise Casey CB, Director General Emma Jones, Deputy Director Troubled Families Team Performance: SESL areas LA Total number of families Families identified at 31 December 2013 Families worked with at 31 December 2013 Total number of families turned around in October 2013 Bracknell Forest 115 100% 100% 7% Buckinghamshire 545 100% 96% 6% 305 90% 56% 10% 1,590 315 2,560 82% 68% 62% 53% 68% 61% 14% 1% 8% Milton Keynes 425 72% 59% 1% Oxfordshire Reading Slough Surrey West Berkshire West Sussex Wiltshire Windsor and Maidenhead Wokingham 810 345 330 1050 145 1165 510 95% 72% 60% 100% 100% 67% 86% 70% 62% 60% 80% 76% 52% 86% 38% 12% 24% 39% 10% 4% 42% 140 100% 58% 6% 110 77% 77% 22% 10,460 118,082 79% 86% 65% 66% 16% 19% Central Bedfordshire Hampshire Isle of Wight Kent SESL National The Expanded Troubled Families Programme In Spending Round 2013, the Government announced: • 5 year extension of the Troubled Families Programme from 2015 • £200m in 2015/16 (1st of 5 years’ intended investment) • Additional 400,000 families to benefit As part of the Budget 2014, the Government announced: • Will bring forward by one year the next stage of the Programme, which means up to 40,000 families will be able to get support one year earlier than planned. • First group of ‘early starters’ to begin in July 2014 – working with them over the coming months to design the detail. • The problems targeted by the current programme – youth crime, anti-social behaviour, poor school attendance and unemployment - remain relevant. The expanded programme will look to focus on families with a broader range of problems. These include families who are: o affected by family violence o with vulnerable children, and o with a range of mental and physical health problems. Designing the expanded programme in collaboration So far, the consultation exercise has included in-depth discussions with the following: Regional Events: 152 Troubled Families Coordinators and three local partners per area DWP’s Jobcentre Plus Secondees Event Department of Health’s Children’s Health & Wellbeing Board LA Workshop (Sheffield, Wandsworth, Leeds, Leicestershire, Tri-B, Newcastle) Action for Children workshop Department of Health Director General Group CLG’s Public Service Transformation Network 1-2-1 LA meetings (e.g. Greater Manchester, Bristol, Wandsworth) London Troubled Families Coordinators Workshop Home Office Policy Workshop (gangs, youth violence, sexual exploitation) Ministry of Justice’s Youth Justice Team Department for Education’s Innovation Fund Team Ministry of Justice’s Transforming Justice Team Workshops with LAs who have expressed an interest in being ‘early starters’ scheduled for end of April 4 Policy objectives of the expanded programme For Families • Help families with children to overcome multiple problems, particularly intergenerational problems • To tackle family violence in particular its transmission from one generation to the next • To improve the physical and mental health of families • To ensure that vulnerable children are intervened with more decisively and decisions about their future are taken quickly • To tackle problems in primary school, particularly where these problems stem from the family. • To make work a reasonable expectation of families with multiple problems. For Services • To (continue to) transform the way that public services work with families with multiple problems so that problems are solved not managed • To reduce the numbers of services that work with families who have lots problems • To make a whole family approach integral to the way that public services both look at and work with families (not just family intervention services) • To ensure that family intervention or family key-workers are a recognised and valued workforce which operate to a set of principles/training. • To make universal services more attuned to the needs of troubled families • To make sure data sharing across services is not a barrier to identifying and working with families For Savings • To demonstrate that this way of working results in lower costs and savings to different public services, particularly reactive public services.