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Connecting Families report

Published: 2020-01-29 Updated: 2020-02-04 Subject: Children, young people and families, Connecting Families

Troubled Family Programme

Connecting Families (CF) is the name which B&NES has given to its core team leading the programme of service transformation as part of Central Government’s Troubled Family Programme (TFP). The team works with families who have the most complex needs and require intensive interventions to help them achieve positive outcomes for themselves. The keyworkers help change the lives of these vulnerable families, by using innovative approaches and providing outcome-focused strategies.

Our track record of helping the most ‘troubled’ families transform their life stories through intensive, flexible and personalised support packages, shows how empowering families creates real transformation, as families are the masters of their own destiny. The Connecting Families Team’s innovative approach has enabled family members find employment, improve school attendance, maintain reductions in drug use and anti-social behaviour and see a decline in child protection concerns. Families are positive about their futures. 

This directly supports the Council’s strategic objective to “promote independence and positive lives for everyone” working with families that are the hardest to engage and/or living in the most deprived parts of B&NES.