Letters Troubled Families Programme

Evidence does exist for Family Intervention Projects

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4485 (Published 03 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4485
  1. Louise Casey, head of Troubled Families Programme1
  1. 1Department for Communities and Local Government, London SW1E 5DU, UK
  1. families.team{at}communities.gsi.gov.uk

The central premise of Fletcher and colleagues’ editorial—that government is “obliging families to accept a non-negotiable, non-evidence based intervention”—is based on a misunderstanding of our programme.1 This falls into two main categories: the prescription of Family Intervention Projects as part of the Troubled Families Programme and the lack of evidence for …

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