Safe Families for Children

The Department for Education (DfE) has published an evaluation of the effects of the Safe families programme on child outcomes in England. The programme provides vulnerable families with support for respite for children, friendship for the main carer and resources to help make the family home a healthy environment. Findings from the evaluation suggest that Safe families can divert cases away from the social care system, and that carers and children supported by the programme appeared to be satisfied.

Source: DfE 

Further information: Safe Families for Children: evaluation report (PDF)