Dealing in secondhand ideas

Given the scarcely believable, near perfect ‘official’ success of the Troubled Families Programme (TFP) – which I blogged about...

24 September 2015

Troubled families programme likely to miss targets

The government's troubled families programme is likely to miss its target to 'turn around' 120,000  so-called troubled families, the influential House of Commons Public Accounts Select Committee argues...

8 April 2014

Let them scrub floors

I've only met Louise Casey the one time. She came to speak to me in 2008 as part of a consultation exercise for what became her report, ...

2 May 2012