Family intervention projects
This summer saw a media kerfuffle around the announced expansion of family intervention projects, focused mainly on the alleged use of CCTV in problem families’ homes. Unfortunately, some of the most interesting content on how FIPs work seems to have gone missing in the move from the old respect.gov.uk site to the Home Office’s new antisocial behaviour website, asb.homeoffice.gov.uk. Never fear: the link above will take you to Google’s archive of the most interesting feature of the site, a case study of a FIP in action with a family that was costing state services more than £250,000 a year. Whatever your view on FIPs, it makes interesting reading.
This article is published in the 24 September 2009 edition of Community Care