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Comments and moderation

This blog from the Supporting Families team encourages bloggers to have a lively debate and discussion of their work and ideas. However, by submitting a comment, you agree to abide by the rules set out below. We reserve the right not to publish any comments that contravene any of these rules.


Anonymous comments are not allowed. All comments must include a name and a valid email address.

Conduct and use of language

Comments should be relevant to the blog post. Any off-topic, abusive or defamatory comments will not be accepted. Comments should not attack an individual’s personality or character.

Spamming and advertising

No advertising or promotion is allowed except when an event, service or product has direct relevance to the topic of discussion.

Legal liability

You are responsible for your comments. By submitting a comment, you undertake to indemnify the Troubled Families Team against any liability arising from breach of confidentiality or copyright, or any obscene, defamatory, seditious, blasphemous or other actionable statement you may make.

Blog terms of use modifications

We may revise these terms of use at any time without notice. By using this blog you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these terms and conditions of use.

Comments on this blog are pre-moderated – that means they are approved by us before they are publicly viewable.

We will endeavour to publish comments that meet the above guidelines as soon as possible. However, there may be some delay in publishing comments made after working hours, over the weekend or during public holidays.

Depending on the work commitments of staff, it may not always be possible for them to reply to individual questions or comments.