Assistant directors for children's services and finance officers.
On 28 March 2012, the DCLG issued the financial framework for the Troubled Families programme. The delivery of this programme will take place locally and involve local authorities and their partners.
The Department partly funds the programme and one of the key characteristics of those families who will be supported is that their children are either not in school or not attending regularly. The others are around long term unemployment and crime/anti-social behaviour. The framework explains the process for identifying the families and gives details of additional funding available to local authorities through a payment by results scheme.
A key priority for local authorities will be to ensure that early intervention programmes and specialist programmes such as multi-systemic treatment are fully used to support troubled families.
Agree with local partners the total number of families with whom the local authority intends to work over the three-year period. Ensure that local practitioners and workers in early intervention programmes are aware of the Troubled Families programme and how their work contributes to supporting the identified families.