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Sefton has a higher proportion of “dysfunctional” families than other areas of Merseyside

By October 20, 2016 No Comments

Sefton has a higher proportion of children in “dysfunctional” families than any other area of Merseyside, according to official figures.

Across Merseyside as a whole, a quarter of the 6,000-plus “children in need” are defined as being in such families– an unusually large proportion compared to the national average.

But Sefton was a particular hotspot for dysfunctional families, with 44% of children in need defined as being in dysfunctional homes – the fourth highest proportion for anywhere in England.

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