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The Troubled Families Programme: in, for and against the state?

Stephen Crossley

in Social Policy Review 28: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2016

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447331797
eISBN:
9781447332589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331797.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines the ways in which the Troubled Families Programme has been positioned by central government and by local authorities and practitioners. The reality of the programme is rather ... More


Troublemakers: The Construction of 'Troubled Families' As A Social Problem

Stephen Crossley

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447334729
eISBN:
9781447334774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334729.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The launch of the Troubled Families Programme in the wake of the 2011 riots conflated poor and disadvantaged families with anti-social and criminal families. The programme aimed to ‘turn around’ the ... More


The evolution of the Troubled Families Programme

Stephen Crossley

in Troublemakers: The Construction of 'Troubled Families' As A Social Problem

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447334729
eISBN:
9781447334774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334729.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter considers the evolution of the Troubled Families Programme (TFP) as it has been implemented. Shifts and developments in the first phase are discussed, including the problems of some ... More


‘Nothing to hide’: the structural duplicity of the Troubled Families Programme

Stephen Crossley

in Troublemakers: The Construction of 'Troubled Families' As A Social Problem

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447334729
eISBN:
9781447334774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334729.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This concluding chapter sheds light on the structural duplicity of the Troubled Families Programme (TFP) across a number of areas. It presents three main principles of the TFP. First, it examines the ... More


Broken Britain: Post-Crisis Austerity and the Trouble with the Troubled Families Programme

Daniela Tepe-Belfrage and Johnna Montgomerie

in Scandalous Economics: Gender and the Politics of Financial Crises

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190204235
eISBN:
9780190204266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190204235.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter looks at the way in which poor and indebted families are disciplined into “morally” agreeable lifestyles in contemporary austerity Britain. It draws upon Loic Waquant’s work on the ... More


Research: ‘help or hindrance’?

Stephen Crossley

in Troublemakers: The Construction of 'Troubled Families' As A Social Problem

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447334729
eISBN:
9781447334774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334729.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter analyses the engagement of researchers with previous debates about ‘the underclass’ and notes that a recurring feature of such debates is the involvement of researchers. It examines the ... More


Street-level perspectives

Stephen Crossley

in Troublemakers: The Construction of 'Troubled Families' As A Social Problem

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447334729
eISBN:
9781447334774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334729.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter focuses on the implementation of the Troubled Families Programme (TFP) and explores the changes that have been made to the programme at local levels. It highlights deviations from the ... More


The ‘responsibility deficit’

Stephen Crossley

in Troublemakers: The Construction of 'Troubled Families' As A Social Problem

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447334729
eISBN:
9781447334774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334729.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter analyses Prime Minister David Cameron's claim, when he launched the Troubled Families Programme (TFP), that his mission in politics was fixing the responsibility deficit. Turning this ... More


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