Scilly’s ‘Troubled Families’ Assisted Successfully Says Government

hugh town from garrisonThe government says that two ‘troubled families’ have been identified in Scilly and they’ve both been successfully assisted in the last year.

Central government defines these people as families involved in youth crime or anti-social behaviour, ones which have children who are excluded from school or regularly truanting, or have an adult on out-of-work benefits.

The Council has to send data to the government on how many local families meet these criteria.

Local authorities are paid up to £4,000 on a payment-by-results basis for turning around troubled families as part of a government initiative introduced last year.