Title

Sure start: public health success or expensive failure?

Document Type

Article

Department

School of Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa

Abstract

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

Comments

This work was publish before the author joined Aga Khan University

Publication

British Journal of Midwifery

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