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Letters Troubled Families Programme

Evidence does exist for Family Intervention Projects

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (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

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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