As Westminster debates whether the riots were the work of a ‘feral underclass’, new evidence is published of an intervention that is effective in helping ‘troubled’ families. Family Intervention Projects as they were originally known, were set up to work with challenging and anti-social families. Clarissa White manages the ongoing evaluation of Family Intervention Projects, and here she elaborates on the findings published today by the DfE.  

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