Interface Associates UK Ltd. Families with Multiple Problems Wendy Weal Managing Director. Poor parenting. No parent in the family is working. Family lives in poor-quality or overcrowded housing. Truancy, exclusion or low educational attainment. No parent has any qualifications.
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Families with Multiple Problems
No parent in the family is working
Family lives in poor-quality
or overcrowded housing
Truancy, exclusion or low
No parent has any qualifications
Family in debt
Drugs or alcohol misuse
At least one parent has a long-standing
limiting illness, disability or infirmity
or family breakdown
Family has low income
(below 60% of the median)
Family cannot afford a number
of food and clothing items
Child protection issuesWho are families with multiple problems?
Mother has mental health problems
Risk factors attributed to families with 5 or more disadvantages (from) Families At Risk: Background on families with multiple disadvantages, Social Exclusion Taskforce Research Report, 2007
Additional risk factors from families supported through family intervention (NatCen, Mar 2010).
CAMHS/ Mental Health Worker
Drug and alcohol team
Housing link worker
Employment Personal advisers
Parent support advisers/Schools
Intensive family intervention worker/ parenting practitioner
£4bn+ is being spent each year….
Can be as much as £250,000-330,000per family per year……
Severity of need and expensive provisionBut not intervening is costing even more….
Child looked after in secure accommodation – £134,000 per year placement costs
Cost per child / family
Child looked after in children’s home – £125,000 per year placement costs
Multi-dimensional Treatment Foster Care – £68,000 per year for total package of support
Costs increase as children get older
Child looked after in foster care – £25,000 per year placement costs
Family Intervention Projects – £8-20,000 per family per year
Multi-Systemic Therapy – £7-10,000 per year
Parenting programme (e.g. Triple P) – £900-1,000 per family
Family Nurse Partnerships – £3000 per family a year
PEIP – £1,200 - 3,000 per parent
Children’s Centres - around £600 per user
Schools - £5,400 per pupil
“I set this ambition: by the end of this Parliament, I want us to try and turn around every troubled family in the country.”