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Comment: Funding for the Troubled Families Programme

Rachel Dickinson, ADCS President, said:

“Yesterday the government announced new funding for the Troubled Families Programme for 2020/21. The programme pays for a variety of things from family coaching and domestic abuse interventions to positive activities for children and young people. We know from evidence and experience that it is making a difference in children and families’ lives in lots of local areas. In many places this funding underpins the local early help offer. While this funding is welcome the future of the programme, beyond 2020/21, remains unclear and some councils may still have to make tough decisions about these vital services in the long term. Moreover, without a sufficient, long term financial strategy for our children’s services with prevention at its heart we continue to store up huge human and fiscal costs for the future.”


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