Supplementary memorandum submitted by
Action for Children (formerly NCH)
Further to our conversation, apologies again
for the situation as it now stands. Unfortunately we are unable
to locate the evidence from research which substantiates the agencies
involved in the case mentioned.
However, from the DCLG publication Anti-social
Behaviour Intensive Family Support Projects: An Evaluation of
six pioneering projects (October 2006) it is shown that:
"The fact that a family was referred to
a project did not mean that there was no prior input from agencies
trying to tackle the problems with which the families were presented....
It was rare for families to have no involvement from other agencies,
and most had three or more agencies involved." The table
shows that 8% of families had six or more agencies involved with
the family at referral (Page 80).