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Strong and stable families of all kinds are the bedrock of a strong and stable society and the Government is wholeheartedly committed to making this country as family friendly as possible. The Government cannot create resilient happy families but it can listen to their concerns and understand the barriers they face in their day to day lives. Working together with communities and families the Government will empower families to make choices that are right for them and enable their children to fulfil their full potential.

The Coalition’s Programme for Government made a number of commitments to support families, including encouraging take-up of relationship support, investigating a new approach to helping families with multiple problems and conducting a comprehensive review of family law.

This section contains the Department's latest news on family policy.