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Council helping troubled families according to new figures
9:00am Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
THE council is successfully helping ‘troubled families’ in the town to turn their lives around, according to new government figures.
Under a government scheme introduced last year, councils are required to identify families who face a combination of serious difficulties including unemployment, truancy and involvement in youth crime or anti-social behaviour.
So far this year Warrington Borough Council has helped 57 families and is working with 74 per cent of its identified ‘complex’ families with the national average at 68 per cent.
It has meant 40 Warrington families have improved education outcomes including improved attendance and fewer exclusions.
Clr Colin Froggatt, the council’s executive board member for children and young people’s services, said: “I’m very pleased with the results that our teams have been achieving.
“At the same time we’re reducing crime and anti-social behaviour, we’re improving education, we’re helping people into employment, and we can significantly cut the long-term costs to the taxpayer of tackling these problems.”
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