Sure start: public health success or expensive failure?
School of Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa
Early findings of the national evaluation of the £3billion Sure Start programme have found no overall improvement in the target areas. The first published findings of the national evaluation have suggested that there is no difference in the development, language and behaviour outcomes of children in Sure Start areas compared to children in areas with no Sure Start initiatives. This depressing finding was published in the Guardian last month. But the report goes on to say that there have been real successes in some areas and it is too early in the evaluation to give a comprehensive picture of the overall success of the scheme
British Journal of Midwifery
(2005). Sure start: public health success or expensive failure?. British Journal of Midwifery, 13(10), 628-628.
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