Think Family

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The Population

Think Family is the approach used in Wakefield to support families overcome multiple and complex problems by working with the whole family, not just individual family members needs, this builds on the Government’s Troubled Families programme.

To be included in the Think Family programme in Wakefield a family must be facing two or more of the following difficulties:

  • Parents and/or children involved in crime or antisocial behaviour
  • Children who have not been attending school regularly
  • Children who are in need of help
  • Adults out of work or at risk of financial exclusion and young people at risk of becoming NEET (not in employment, education or training)
  • Families affected by domestic violence or abuse
  • Parents and children with a range of health problems

Each family must include at least one adult and one dependent child.  The priority is to work with families with multiple problems, families who are likely to benefit from a whole family approach.  This recognises that children or their family members experiencing vulnerabilities will not be experiencing them in isolation, they will have an impact on each family member.  The whole family approach considers each individual as a member of the family and services work together, from both children and adult services to meet these needs.

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The Challenges


The Inequality