Dorset Rated Highly in Troubled Families Scheme
4:44pm 14th May 2013
Dorset's performing better than the national average as the government looks to turn around the lives of 120,000 troubled families.
Communities secretary Eric Pickles says they're more than a quarter of those on their Troubled Families Programme are making progress by cutting crime, truancy, anti-social behaviour and getting parents back to work.
Here in Dorset that figure's around a third...with 87 of 260 families identified said to have made progress.
Troubled families are defined as those who are involved in youth crime or anti-social behaviour, have children who are regularly truanting, have an adult on out-of-work benefits, and have cost the public large sums in responding to their problems.