Troubled Families
&
European Social Fund
Project Manager: Andrew Willetts
Troubled Families
Background
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On 15th December 2011, the Prime Minister made a speech announcing need for a “social recovery
in Britain". This speech built on previous announcements following the civil disturbances of summer
2011. The Prime Minister set out that “a relatively small number of families are the source of a large
proportion of the problems in society”. The Government announced that nationally an estimated £9
billion per annum is spent on 120,000 families equating to approximately £75,000 per family and
identified within the overall national data that Medway has 560 troubled families.
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The Troubled Families programme is not about a centrally prescribed delivery strategy; it is about reredesign of local services, it is about local partners working together to identify local solutions with
and for local families. Sustainable success will require leadership and engagement at a senior level
by all local partners across public and voluntary sectors.
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The national priorities of this programme are those households where there is offending and antisocial behaviour, lack of engagement in education and worklessness. There is then a wider local
discretionary criteria. These are issues which are already of considerable focus here in Medway and
thus the Troubled Families programme has strong fit with and cuts across many different current
Medway strategies and action plans.
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The first three Troubled Families criteria means that a Medway programme will need to be fairly
prescriptive. However the local discretion criteria provide positive scope for a Medway programme to
unequivocally reflect local need. Further the Troubled Families programme creates genuine
opportunity for systemic change in how the local authority and its partners work together with the
families most costly to support and challenge. It will be imperative to explore new ways of working,
moving beyond core service boundaries.
Incentive and
success
The real incentive for all partners in Medway:
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Process improvement efficiencies.
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Future cashable savings as the needs of families are addressed and demands on the public purse decrease.
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The programme provides opportunity for agencies in Medway to ‘shrink together’ over the next three years; it
provides opportunity to establish new investment and delivery models.
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Success will mean reducing the costs of dependency to the whole public sector, improving key public service
outcomes, and supporting growth and productivity – through tackling worklessness and enhancing skills of troubled
families.
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Government view that local services are too fragmented and that “closer working and co-design of service
provision between local people, local authorities, Government departments and local delivery partners can be an
important part of improving services and solving complex problems”.
It is important to understand that Government funding will only apply to five out of every six families identified.
Government is very clear that it wishes to avoid double funding for family work and notes that local areas have
both European Social Fund financed programmes to tackle worklessness (Troubled Families criteria 3) and also
funded Functional Therapy programmes. Therefore ensuring this programme is completely linked with the other
programmes is going to be critical.
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Partners
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What do you think?
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Issues identified?
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How do we include the voluntary sector?
% of payment
(£4000 for 5 out of 6
families).
Year Upfront fee PBR
• 2012-13
80%
20%
£3200
£800
• 2013-14
60%
40%
£2400
£1600
• 2014-15
40%
60%
£1600
£2400
Medway Troubled Families
Programme 2012-2015
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Community Safety Plan
Social care plan (CIN/ CP/ LAC)
Domestic Abuse Strategy
Drugs & Alcohol Strategy
Council Plan
Children's Plan
Probation plan
Economic Development Strategy
YOT Plan
Health & Wellbeing Strategy
Housing Strategy
Local People Local Solutions (Luton & Wayfield)
Medway Place (1 and 2)
NEET/RPA Strategy
Policing Strategy
Skills Development strategy
Teenage pregnancy strategy
‘Troubled families’ are
households who:
• Are involved in crime and anti-social behaviour
• Have children not in school
• Have an adult on out of work benefits
• Cause high costs to the public purse
Criteria
Criteria 1: Crime and anti-social behaviour
Households with one or more under 18 year old with a proven offence in the last twelve month
And/or
Households where one or more member has an anti-social behaviour order, anti-social behaviour
injunction, anti social behaviour agreement, or where the family has been subject to a housing related
anti-social behaviour intervention in the last 12 months (such as notice of seeking possession on antisocial behaviour grounds, a housing-related injunction, a demotion order, eviction from social housing
on anti-social grounds)
Criteria 2: Education
Household where a child has been subject to permanent exclusion; three or more fixed school
exclusions across the last three consecutive terms OR
Is in a Pupil Referral Unit or alternative provision because they have previously been excluded; OR is
not on a school roll
And/or
A child has had 15% unauthorised absences or more from school across the last three consecutive
terms
Criteria 3: Work
Households which meet criteria 1 and/or 2 and which also have an adult on DWP out of work benefits
– Employment & Support Allowance (ESA), Incapacity Benefit, Carer’s Allowance, Income Support
and/or Jobseekers Allowance (JSA), Severe Disablement Allowance)
There is then a fourth criterion titled:
Local discretion.
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This filter can be used to add other families who meet any two of criteria 1, 2 and 3 and are a cause
for concern. It is expected by the DCLG that criteria 1, 2 and 3 alone will not reach the confirmed
number of families in a local authority.
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Suggested by the DCLG:
Families containing a child who is on a child protection plan or where the local authority is
considering accommodating them as a looked after child
Families subject to frequent Police call out or arrests or containing adults with proven offences in last
twelve months such as those who have been in prison, prolific and priority offenders (PPOs) or
families involved in gang related crime
Families with health problems such as
Emotional and mental health problems
Drug and alcohol misuse
Long term health conditions
Health problems created by domestic abuse
Under 18 conceptions
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Some other Medway possibilities:
Families where there is domestic abuse
Families living in Luton & Wayfield
Families with children not engaging in pre-school provision
Families with young people 16-18 NEET where there is no adult working either
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Partners
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What do you think?
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Issues identified?
TF Numbers
Targets
Contacts
August 2012- March 2013 180
April 2013 - March 2014
257
April 2014 - March 2015
123
Total
560
Upfront
£480'000
£514'000
£164'000
£1'162'667
PBR
£120'000
£342'666
£246'000
£703'999
Total
£600'000
£856'666
£410'000
£1'866'666
European Social Fund
Background:
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The provision is designed to help towards employing people in families where there
is a history of worklessness or multigenerational unemployment, combined with a
range of wider family and individual problems that make working a difficult prospect
for them.
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These families would also come within scope of the Government’s wider Troubled
Families agenda.
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The Government is determined to turn around the lives of 120,000 of the most
troubled families. Medway figure is 577.
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DWP is using around 200m of ESF funding to help further support these families
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The programme is aimed to tackle the challenge of troubled families to support them
to:
• overcome multiple barriers
• and support members of the family to move into work
Criteria:
The Local Authority will have responsibility for identifying multigenerational families with multiple problems or a history of worklessness
to join the provision.
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There must be at least one ‘Qualifying Person’ per family but they do not
have to volunteer for the programme
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A Qualifying Person is a person on an eligible DWP working age (16+)
benefit:
Jobseeker's Allowance
Employment and Support Allowance
Incapacity Benefit
Income Support
Carers Allowance
Severe Disablement Allowance
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Not on Troubled Family list of families to be worked with.
Not already on an ESF programme.
Phase of implementation
Phase 1
Phase 2
Phase 3
Phase 4
Phase
IPS
JCP
Social Care
IID
CSP
Single Point of entry
Screen against Troubled Families criteria:
ESF
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Involved in crime and ASB
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Have Children not in School
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Have an adult on working benefits
4.
High cost to the LA.
Meets criteria
3 and 4.
Meets all
criteria
Or
(2 areas plus
criteria 4).
Troubled
family
Process
Each phase identifies their families
meeting criteria
Refer to ESF project manager:
andrew.willetts@medway.gov.uk.cjsm.net
Checks completed
Project manager refers to ESF
Family contacted in 3 days by skills training
Skills training meet with family
in 5 days
Family start the programme
ESF Numbers
April 2012 - Sept 2012
100
Oct 2012 - March 2013
150
Total 2012/13
250
April 2013 - Sept 2013
180
Oct 2013 - March 2014
147
Total 2013/14
Total Families for ESF
327
577
TF Numbers
How do we make this work?
Targets
Contacts
August 2012- March 2013 180
April 2013 - March 2014
257
April 2014 - March 2015
123
Total
560
Upfront
£480'000
£514'000
£164'000
£1'162'667
PBR
£120'000
£342'666
£246'000
£703'999
Total
£600'000
£856'666
£410'000
£1'866'666
Results for Troubled Families
Troubled Families
Will this work….?
Panel/ focus group
Criteria and data matching
Single Point of entry
CSP
JCP
Integrated
Prevention
Service
Troubled
Families
(Virtual Hub)
School/
Academies
Housing
ESF
programme
Police
Probation
YOT
X 10
X9
X 20
SW Students
Keyworkers
Keyworkers
Health
Parenting
Social care
Inclusion
etc
Assessment in place (CAF/ CIN/ CP)
Salary
Delivery and action plan. (Includes focus on criteria)
NFA
Standard
Enhanced
Intensive
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back
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FFT
Family evaluation
Review (6 weeks, 12 week,
and feedback
18 weeks, and 24 weeks).
Close
Payment by result
Governance
Children's Trust
Strands of the Troubled Families agenda
CADMT
Troubled Families
YOT
Community
Health and
Management
Safety
Well-being
Board
Partnership
Board
Troubled Families steering group:
1.
Medway Youth Diversion Scheme (MYDS)
2.
Family Functional Therapy (FFT)
3.
European Social Fund (ESF)
4.
Targeted Youth Support panel (TYSP)
5.
Troubled Families
Parenting and
Families
support
partnership
PI set for
each board?
Vision for the future
PBR to develop
integrated hub
2015
Troubled
Families- 2015
2014
2013
2012
Medway Place
Community
Budgets
Community
Budget
Shrinking services.
European Social
Fund- 2014
Multi agency
hub developed
through pooled
resources to
maintain and
effect future
impact of work
with families
and young
people at risk.
Early help at every level`
Mentoring
Previous TF
Early
Intervention
Programme
work
Prevention
and
Diversion
Health
Work
Crisis
Intervention
•Are involved in crime and anti-social behaviour
•Have children not in school
•Have an adult on out of work benefits
•Cause high costs to the public purse
Parenting
Support
Family
Functional
Therapy
What next
• Identify Medway ‘troubled families’ through data set
then set criteria for first cohort to be worked with.
• Meet with Assistant Directors and Service Managers
• Meet with TF coordinator’s (national) and work with
TF unit to identify good practice and areas of success
and lessons learnt.
• Service/ action/ delivery plan
• Follow Information Sharing protocol
• Costing tool
• Terms of reference
• Set and develop steering group- who should attend?
• Look at evaluation tool- Vanilla/ Hidden patterns
• Stakeholder event
Questions
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