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Five London boroughs join forces to help troubled families stay together

Wednesday, 15th January 2018

By Social Finance

  • Positive Families Partnership is a new initiative designed to help deal with the pressing social challenge of keeping vulnerable families together, by preventing young people from being taken into care

 

  • Over 350 at-risk families will be given access to therapeutic interventions with an established track record

 

  • The programme has been jointly commissioned by five London boroughs — Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Bexley, Merton and Newham — with support from the Big Lottery Fund

 

  • It has been structured as an outcomes contract, funded by a social impact bond — so the provider is paid for successfully keeping young people out of the care syst