Charities have trained up to offer support to families through a new programme.
Think Family, run by West Sussex County Council, was launched in Crawley with a training day at Crawley Baptist Church on April 1.
Charities and family key workers met to share knowledge of support and activities for families.
The 18 charities involved will support families to make positive changes in their lives. The goals are for children to attend school regularly, for parents to be in jobs and to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.
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