BBC Two's Troubled Families season 2010/11


The formative years of some young people can be tougher than most as, for many different reasons, they spend time in the care system or with foster families.

BBC Two’s Troubled Families Season explores the subject of caring for children and families who have been through tough times. These very personal stories reveal that “family” can mean many things.

Actor Neil Morrissey was just 10-years-old when he was sent into care. His brother Stephen was sent to another children’s home and they rarely saw each other during the rest of their childhood. In Neil Morrissey – Care Home Kid, he hopes to discover why he was taken away from his family and to understand the impact that living in care had on him and his friends.

Emma Loach’s Families In Care follows the families who arrive at Save The Family’s purpose-built village near Chester. Homeless and desperate, they’re on the verge of losing their children to social services. Instead, they put their whole family into care in the hope that this unique programme can help them turn their lives around.

Further programming for the Troubled Families Season will be announced later in the year.


Neil Morrissey – Care Home Kid, BBC Productions

Families In Care, A CTVC production


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