A newly released report contains findings from the baseline survey of families (main carers and young people aged 11-21) in receipt of help from the Troubled Families Programme, conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
The national evaluation of the current Troubled Families Programme aims to explore the level of service transformation driven by the programme as well as establishing the impact of the family intervention approach on families themselves.
Key strands of the evaluation include:
- The Family Survey - a quantitative longitudinal survey of families in receipt of help from the programme in nineteen local authorities
- The National Impact Study, where individuals in families being worked with by all local authorities are matched to data held by other government departments and outcomes tracked throughout the programme
- Annual staff surveys, online quantitative surveys of delivery staff (Troubled Family Co-ordinators, keyworkers/local practitioners and Troubled Family Employment Advisors (TFEAs))
- Qualitative research involving in-depth interviews with staff delivering the programme and families receiving services
This summary presents the key findings for families who are currently in receipt of troubled families support across the 19 local authorities participating in the Family Survey.