Dr John Welshman is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Lancaster University. His research interests are at the interface of contemporary history, social policy, and public health.
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    Britain’s Troubled Families: Mirage or Moral Threat?

    Some of you might have seen the recent BBC documentary on ‘Britain’s Broken Families’, detailing the work of Family Intervention Projects in Newcastle, shown on 17 September. However historical research offers important insights into current Government efforts to tackle what are termed troubled or problematic families. For there is no doubt that there have been a series of similar labels, in the period from 1880 to the present day.