Introduction: 'Looking for Trouble?' Critically Examining the UK Government's Troubled Families Programme

Stephen Crossley, Michael Lambert

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Abstract

The Troubled Families Programme (TFP) was launched by the UK Coalition Government in December 2011. Following the riots that took place in towns and cities across England during that summer, the then Prime Minister David Cameron promised to put ‘rocket boosters’ under plans to ‘turn around’ the lives of the country's ‘most troubled families’ by the end of the Coalition's term of office in May 2015. In his ‘fightback’ speech, delivered just a week after the riots had ended, Cameron (2011a) stated that the riots were not about poverty or race or government cuts. Instead, he argued that that the riots were ‘about behaviour: people showing indifference to right and wrong; people with a twisted moral code; people with a complete absence of self-restraint’.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-85
Number of pages5
JournalSocial Policy and Society
Volume16
Issue number1
Early online date1 Dec 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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