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  1. My family were recently identified by our local council as potentially troubled on the grounds that: our eighteen year old son once received a police reprimand; our daughter became seriously ill and was unable to attend school for over a year; I receive Carers’ Allowance since our daughter became ill.

    This policy is a disgrace - my husband is an IT consultant who supports our family; I can’t work because our daughter isn’t well enough. We both have degrees, our son is doing his A levels and our daughter who is now recovering has started home schooling with me. We live in a four bedroom victorian semi in quite a nice village…this scheme demonises families who are dealing with ill health and I think it if ripe for abuse by cash-strapped councils.