New programme announced to help keep families safely together

The government has announced a new programme of investment aimed at keep families safely together. ‘Supporting Families: Investing in Practice’ is a £15 million programme that will be introduced in up to 40 council areas. The programme will help families work on issues together, including those impacted by domestic violence, substance misuse or addiction, in order to help create stability in the home for young people and prevent them from being taken into care, when that is in their best interests.

It is modelled on existing Family Drug and Alcohol Courts and Family Group Conferencing, and the investment follows the success of these existing programmes.

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