Looked-after Children - Children, Schools and Families Committee Contents

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).

February 2009

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