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What is 'a troubled family'?

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The head of the government's "troubled families" programme, Louise Casey, has said that problems in many families are entrenched, and go back generations. She has interviewed 16 of the more than 100,000 families in England which she has been asked to help turn around and says her report is intended to be a starting point.

But what exactly is a troubled family? The BBC's Winifred Robinson reports.


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