United Kingdom

Government-Run Family Stability Program in the UK Scrapped After Hardly Anyone Signs Up

Less than ten couples participated

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A government programme to promote family stability by helping new parents through the stresses and strains of having children has been scrapped because virtually no-one turned up.

Relationship support was offered in five trial areas across England but, in the words of an evaluation technical report published today, "after the first six months of the trials less than ten couples had participated in any of the programmes".