Government must tackle problem families 'head on'

The head of the government's "Troubled Families" programme, Louise Casey, has said that problems in many families are entrenched and go back generations.

Louise Casey says a "whole-family" approach is needed to help reduce the social problems for struggling families in England.

The coalition government says 120,000 "troubled families" in England cost taxpayers £9bn every year.

Ministers have said they want to turn around these families' lives by 2015.

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