The Future of the Troubled Families Programme: Reviewing the National Evaluation 2019

Speakers Include:

  • Kirby Swales, Director, Local Government Policy and Troubled Families, MHCLG
  • Jackie Difolco, Head of Early Help and Prevention, Social Care and Early Help Division, Leicester City Council
  • Lindsey Ellwood, VCS Alliance Co-ordinator, Children and Young People's Service, Durham County Council
  • Karen Davison, Strategic Manager, One Point Service, Children and Young People's Service, Durham County Council
  • Gary Stephenson, Chief Executive / Chair, Restorative Solutions CIC
  • Marius Frank, Director, Achievement for All
  • Marc Radley, Strategic Director, CACI Ltd
  • Kevin Vanterpool, Founder and Principal Consultant, 2Novate (chair)


This March the Government released a national evaluation update of the Troubled Families Programme 2015-2020, which aims to improve outcomes for families and transform local services whilst providing savings on costs. This initiative spans mental and physical wellbeing, crime and anti-social behaviour, domestic violence, abuse and children in need. As such, a multi-agency partnership approach is at the heart of its ‘whole family working’ philosophy. With the new evaluation update for 2019 now published, local authorities, children’s services, schools and the police are able to prepare for the conclusion of the programme next year and review the services they supply to communities.

Join Westminster Briefing this July to review your approach to the Troubled Families Programme. Receive an up-to-date brief on the most recent results from the evaluation and learn from regions who are excelling at providing their communities with a whole family approach to support.

Key issues to be addressed:

  • The outcomes of the evaluation: Looked After Children, convictions and custodial sentences
  • Lessons learned from analysing the current local delivery of the programme
  • Effective multi-agency partnership systems 
  • Innovative methods of data sharing between different sectors to increase outcomes
  • Adopting early intervention and collaboration between children’s services, education and community safety
  • Examples of boroughs which are excelling at supporting children and adults in their area
  • Working with local communities on mental and physical health, crime and anti-social behaviour, domestic violence and abuse, and children in need of support and protection
  • Timeframes for 2019/2020
  • Further integrating children’s services, education and community safety
  • Accessing specialist services for high-need individual cases
  • Improving data management and data sharing systems

The Event:

The day will be split into three key areas of learning, namely:

  • Reviewing the Troubled Families Programme 2019 Evaluation
  • Transforming Local Services: Whole Family Working
  • The Next Steps for the Troubled Families Programme


Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with an interest in the Troubled Families Programme, including: Troubled Families teams; children’s services; family services officers; health teams; early intervention coordinators/managers; community safety officers; safeguarding teams; social workers; criminal justice services; police forces; third sector organisations and others.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Tuesday 9th July 2019

11:00am - 3:30pm (including networking lunch)


Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each


Above prices exclude VAT


If you require a booking form, please contact | 0207 593 5657

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