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Turning around the lives of families with multiple problems : an evaluation of the Family and Young Carer Pathfinders programme

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1 INTRODUCTION Research Report DFE-RR154 Turning around the lives of families with multiple problems - an evaluation of the Family and Young Carer Pathfinders Programme York Consulting This research report was commissioned before the new UK Government took office on 11 May 2010. As a result the content may not reflect current Government policy and may make reference to the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) which has now been replaced by the Department for Education (DFE). The views expressed in this report are the authors’ and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department for Education. CONTENTS Page RESEARCH BRIEF i 1 INTRODUCTION......................................................................................1 2 FAMILY IMPACT .....................................................................................7 3 COSTS AND BENEFITS: A SOCIAL RETURN ON INVESTMENT APPROACH . ...........................................................................................................57 4 APPROACHES TO DELIVERING FAMILY FOCUSED SUPPORT ................81 5 WHAT WORKED IN DELIVERING CHANGE? .........................................111 6 ACHIEVING STRATEGIC CHANGE AND EMBEDDING A FAMILY FOCUSED APPROACH........................................................................................137 7 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS..........................................166 Annexes Annex A: Methodology Annex B: Family Characteristics Annex C: The McMaster Family Functioning Device Annex D: SROI: Definition of Outcomes Annex E: Research Tools RESEARCH BRIEF Summary The Family Pathfinder programme launched in 2007 aimed to develop local responses to the needs of families who face multiple and complex social, economic, health and child problems. Twenty seven local authorities (LAs) took part in the project which was comprehensively evaluated Results showe

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