Fostering Drive to Target ‘Nuisance’

Intensive parenting programmes and professional fostering are to
be piloted in a bid to change the behaviour of young people causing
a nuisance in their neighbourhood.

The parenting schemes, which will be introduced in 10 antisocial
behaviour trailblazer areas, will use a combination of parenting
orders, injunctions and antisocial behaviour orders as well as
supervision and residential stays where necessary.

Home secretary David Blunkett said: “Families who have either
been evicted or are close to eviction because of their behaviour
will sign up to a programme to change their behaviour. Keeping
their home will be conditional on completion of this,” he said.

From the end of October professional fostering is to be piloted
in Hampshire, Staffordshire and London.

A government statement said the fostering scheme would target
“the most  disaffected, disengaged and excluded young people where
their home environment is a factor in their offending

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