Between April 1997 and March 2009, we have identified 13 key policies that contribute to: (a) improving parenting skills, (b) supporting dysfunctional families and (c) providing diversionary activities for young people at risk of offending. This consists of £168 million on schemes that are aimed at improving parenting skills, £34 million supporting dysfunctional families and £439 million providing diversionary activities for young people at risk of offending. Of this, £164 million has been ring-fenced funding.
In addition to this, Sure Start has a total spend to date of £4,808 million and would contribute to both part (a) and (b) respectively. This funding is also ring- fenced.