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Methodist charity's family support cuts crime and truancy

A Methodist Charity's hailing its work with troubled families, saying it's cutting truancy and crime. Action for Children has found giving one-to-one "Intensive Family Support" cuts offending rates by 70%, and improves school attendance in two-thirds of children. It says hands-on support helps families address a range of issues by getting practical and emotional backing. Policy Manager Emma Scowcroft tells Premier it's all about treating families on a case-by-case basis.

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