Families could face compulsory course

    Families involved in persistent antisocial behaviour and faced with
    eviction might have to undertake residential rehabilitation courses
    under Home Office proposals.

    A spokesperson for the Home Office confirmed that home secretary
    David Blunkett was looking at ways of extending weekend residential
    parenting courses used as part of parenting orders to courses to
    tackle antisocial families.

    The courses would be individually tailored to families’ needs and
    social services would be likely to be involved. It is thought
    attending the rehabilitation course would be a condition of being
    rehoused.

    “However,” added the spokesperson, “this is not something that will
    happen tomorrow”.

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