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Journal Article (Refereed)
February 2012

Origins, purpose and future of Sure Start children's centres

Camps, L & Long, T 2012, 'Origins, purpose and future of Sure Start children's centres', Nursing Children and Young People, 24(1), pp.26-30.


Sure Start began in England under the UK's former Labour government as an intervention for families with young children, particularly targeting the most deprived in society. More than a decade later the service is under threat in many parts of the country as local councils face financial difficulties. This article considers the origins, purpose and future of the service.


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Laura Camps

Publication Details

Journal Name
Nursing Children and Young People