Respect Drive Targets Troublesome Families

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Police and local authorities will have tough new powers to deal with families who blight communities with unacceptable behaviour, said Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt during a visit to Kings College Hospital in London today.

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The Government's Respect Action Plan proposes a national network of projects providing help and support for families, but those who don't improve or take responsibility for their children's behaviour, could be subject to new powers including:

  • Cutting Housing benefit to households evicted for anti-social behaviour who refuse help;

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