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National evaluation of the Troubled Families Programme 2015 to 2020: emerging findings

The key reports from the national evaluation of the Troubled Families programme comprise of:

  • Staff Surveys – the views of Troubled Families Coordinators, keyworkers and Troubled Families Employment Advisers
  • Families and Service Transformation - case studies
  • Family outcomes – national and local datasets

Early conclusions show that:

  • The programme is driving service transformation in local authorities; changing structures and processes, strengthening partnership working and promoting ‘ whole family working’.
  • TFC are providing effective leadership around multi agency working
  • Families have appreciated the way family keyworkers took time to understand the family, build relationships and trust
  • There is work to do to improve engagement between Local Authorities and the voluntary and community sector including ensuring that once families exit the programme, they are plugged into the right services locally so that the positive outcomes that they have achieved are sustained.
  • Findings on children’s social care indicators are encouraging.

 See the full report here.