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Figures show 'troubled' families back on track

By Lynsey Bradford, Town Reporter Friday 25th July 2014

ALMOST 300 'troubled families' in Barnsley have been put back on track, according to the latest government figures.

Troubled families are defined as those who are involved in youth crime or antisocial behaviour, have children who are excluded from school or truant, have an adult on out-of-work benefits or those who cost an average of £75,000 per year to deal with their problems.

In Barnsley, the total number of families which have been helped is 287.


Local authorities are paid up to £4,000 on a payment-by-results basis for turning around troubled families' lives.

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