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Dysfunctional Families

Volume 404: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his Answer of 9 April 2003, Official Report, column 281W, on Command Paper 5778, (1) what definition his Department has provided to local authorities in order to allow for common data collection; and what plans he has to collect this data; [109533](2) what plans his Department has to collect figures on dysfunctional families. [110153]

Dysfunctional families can be identified through the existence of multiple risk factors and/or through the number of contacts that a family has with local agencies. In the coming months we will be publishing a Crime Reduction Toolkit on dysfunctional families to support Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRP's) in the identification and development of ways of intervening with dysfunctional families at a local level.There are currently no plans to collect data locally or centrally on dysfunctional families in the Home Office.