- Parent & teenage daughter at home
- Teenage daughter has Youth Conditional Caution following admitting to an assault on another adolescent
- Teenage daughter currently NEET
- Poor mother/daughter relationship – child to adult domestic violence
- Mother, Step-Father, Son (14) and Daughter (16)
- History of violence and domestic abuse
- Poor mental health
- Special educational needs not being met.
- Son’s school attendance was 24.6% and his behaviour was challenging towards adults and children, including a history of violence towards teachers.
- Daughter was vulnerable and known to self-harm. Her relationship with her mother had broken down, and she lived with her maternal grandparents.
- Daughter’s school attendance was 26%. Mum struggled to implement parenting strategies as daughter lived away from the family home.
- Mother and partner, Mum’s son aged 10, mother and partner’s son born whilst on programme with complex disabilities.
- Mother and partner out of work.
- 10 year old overweight.
- Both parents smoke.
- Family needs rehousing due to birth of son.
- Anti Social Behaviour – conflict with neighbours.
- Mother has a history of substance misuse
- 10 year old academically capable but behind peers due to environmental factors. Emotionally unstable.
- Both children on Child Protection plan.
10 year old spends most of time at home on the computer
- Mother has seven children and has learning difficulties
- New partner is unemployed
- At least two of the children failed to attend school regularly - mother at the point of prosecution
- In the process of being stepped down from Social Care
- Anti-social behaviour issues with the neighbours
Poor parenting - neglect issues and chaotic home.
Mother, stepfather, grandfather and four children aged between 4 – 16:
- No adults in the family working
- Eldest child has irregular and poor school attendance
- Children previously open to Children’s Services (previous Child Protection and Children in Need Plans in place) including time spent in Foster Care
- History of drug and alcohol misuse by mother
- Mother previously in prison and known to probation service
- Complaints to housing association regarding property condition, noise and ASB
- Eldest child previously open to Youth Crime Prevention workers and Youth Offending Team
- Well known to neighbourhood policing team due to behaviour of younger children
Family Case Study April 2014 189 kB
- Single mother of three children (14, 18 and 20 years old)
- No adults in the family working
- Youngest child has poor school attendance
- Youngest child previously open to the Locality Team, Youth Crime Prevention (YCP) and Youth Offending Team (YOT)
- Family well known to Police due to Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) and domestic incidents
- Mother taken to the Legal Intervention Panel due to child’s low school attendance
- Single mother living with four children aged 4 - 17 years old
- Mother is the main carer for her niece who is not attending school
- Mother is out of work and claiming benefits
- Long history of domestic violence from ex-partner, children have been exposed to this abuse over the years
- Daughter has learning difficulties
- Family well known to Police due to Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) in the local community
Single parent household with six children (aged 3 to 16) living in a rural community.
- Father (single parent) separated from his partner who has mental health issues.
- Father was in employment but left work to care for the children when mother left the family home.
- Claiming significant number of benefits and is subject to the benefit cap.
- Significant rent arrears and heading towards court proceedings and a mandatory eviction notice.
- Problems with rubbish in the front garden.
- Children not attending school due to either Dad not able to coordinate school runs or issues and disputes with the schools.
Single parent (mother) household with five children (four of the children are aged between 18 – 24).
- Youngest son previously attending Pupil Referral Unit (PRU)
- High levels of unauthorised school absence and exclusions
- Involvement of children’s services locality team
- Adult children on out of work benefits
- Involvement of housing and community policing in relation to anti-social behaviour
- History of drug use with older children
Spurgeons Invisible Walls 385 kB
The Supporting Troubled Families Programme is part funding the Invisible Walls family support project at Winchester Prison. The project provides pre and post parenting and family support for fathers in prison as part of a multi-agency response to help fathers reintegrate into their families and communities on release.
Pilot of a multi-agency initiative to improving and tackling unauthorised school absence through a targeted approach.
Single parent (mother) household with six children and one grandchild.
- Long history of domestic violence with previous partner
- Mother suffers from depression, anxiety and physical disability
- Youth Offending Team involved with two sons on orders
- Anti-Social Behaviour Contract (ABC) in place for another son
- Threat of eviction from Housing Association due to Anti-Social behaviour
- Open to Children’s Social Care Children in Need (CiN) team
- No member of the family in work.