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Naomi Eisenstadt

in Providing a Sure Start: How government discovered early childhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427304
eISBN:
9781447303107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427304.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter implies that by 2005, there were significant changes to the original concept of Sure Start, so the question of whether it had worked or not was confounded by the question of what it now ... More


Child health and well-being in the early years: the National Evaluation of Sure Start

Edward Melhuish, Jay Belsky, and Jacqueline Barnes

in Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563623
eISBN:
9780191722554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The Labour election victory of May 1997 provided an opportunity to change policy. The intention was to place the improvement of people's lives at the centre of government strategy. The Government ... More


Sure Start grows up

Naomi Eisenstadt

in Providing a Sure Start: How government discovered early childhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427304
eISBN:
9781447303107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427304.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter will tell three key stories in the development of Sure Start: the impact on Sure Start Local Programmes (SSLPs) of the merger at the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) of Sure ... More


Early intervention and prevention: lessons from the Sure Start programme

Karen Clarke

in Prevention and youth crime: Is early intervention working?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422637
eISBN:
9781447303060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422637.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

The concept of social exclusion has been central to New Labour's social policy since its election in 1997. The Sure Start programme, announced in 1998 and expanded by 2004 to include 400,000 children ... More


How will we know it works?

Naomi Eisenstadt

in Providing a Sure Start: How government discovered early childhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427304
eISBN:
9781447303107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427304.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter will describe the way in which the evaluation of Sure Start was set up, and some of the key controversies surrounding the evaluation. Given the size of the evaluation, and the likely ... More


Stroppy adolescence

Naomi Eisenstadt

in Providing a Sure Start: How government discovered early childhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427304
eISBN:
9781447303107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427304.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter discusses the next part of the Sure Start story that is set against a complex set of interconnecting changes at the heart of government. All of these changes affected Sure Start in some ... More


What have we learned and what have we achieved?

Naomi Eisenstadt

in Providing a Sure Start: How government discovered early childhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427304
eISBN:
9781447303107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427304.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This final chapter will summarise some of the key messages already rehearsed in other chapters on what we know works for children, describe some broader lessons about the difficulties of moving from ... More


Family roles in community matters

Anne Power, Helen Willmot, and Rosemary Davidson

in Family futures: Childhood and poverty in urban neighbourhoods

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847429728
eISBN:
9781447302315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429728.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines why involvement in community activity and decision making matters to parents; what enhances or detracts from a sense of community; and how rapid change can undermine it. It ... More


The National Evaluation of Sure Start: Does area-based early intervention work?

Jay Belsky, Jacqueline Barnes, and Edward Melhuish (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349507
eISBN:
9781447303909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349507.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Sure Start Local Programmes (SSLPs) were a major strategic effort by New Labour towards ending child poverty. By changing the way services were delivered to children under four and their families, ... More


How it all started

Naomi Eisenstadt

in Providing a Sure Start: How government discovered early childhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427304
eISBN:
9781447303107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427304.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter includes the background and history of the creation of a new programme called Sure Start. The expected outcome of the programme was a reduction in the disadvantage that low-income ... More


Neighbourhood and community governance

Marian Barnes, Janet Newman, and Helen Sullivan

in Power, participation and political renewal: Case studies in public participation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346681
eISBN:
9781447303053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346681.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses neighbourhood-based participation, a major feature of public policy under the New Labour governments in the UK. It presents case studies examining the experiences of officials ... More


Parenting policy and the geographies of friendship: encounters in an English Sure Start Children's Centre

Eleanor Jupp

in Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth: Contemporary Policy and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847428462
eISBN:
9781447307259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428462.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter takes a qualitative approach to a Sure Start Children's Centre as a space framed by a particular set of policy imperatives. It is argued that the targets of policy are not simply ... More


What happened next?

Naomi Eisenstadt

in Providing a Sure Start: How government discovered early childhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427304
eISBN:
9781447303107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427304.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter includes the next phase of the Sure Start story that comes in four interconnecting parts: getting programmes established on the ground; dealing with a change of ministers; the next ... More


Providing a Sure Start: How government discovered early childhood

Naomi Eisenstadt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427304
eISBN:
9781447303107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427304.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book tells the story of Sure Start, one of the flagship programmes of the last government. It tells how Sure Start was set up, the numerous changes it went through, and how it has changed the ... More


The policy background to Sure Start

Edward Melhuish and David Hall

in The National Evaluation of Sure Start: Does area-based early intervention work?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349507
eISBN:
9781447303909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349507.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter looks at various provisions for health and childcare support and mentions Prime Minister Tony Blair's comments on the need for cross-cutting reviews across government departments arising ... More


Children’s social care under New Labour

Langan Mary

in Social policy review 22: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427113
eISBN:
9781447303497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427113.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter suggests that Labour's approach to social care has been through a substantial discontinuity. It explains that this chapter's overview of policy in social care leads through the events ... More


From transmitted deprivation to social exclusion

John Welshman

in From transmitted deprivation to social exclusion: Policy, poverty, and parenting

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348357
eISBN:
9781447302384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348357.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter focuses on the way that New Labour has chosen to tackle social exclusion and child poverty from its election in May 1997, relating this to CASE research and to work on poverty dynamics, ... More


Impact of Sure Start Local Programmes on children and families

Jay Belsky and Edward Melhuish

in The National Evaluation of Sure Start: Does area-based early intervention work?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349507
eISBN:
9781447303909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349507.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter presents findings related to the effectiveness of SSLPs in fostering the well being of nine-month-olds (who are being studied again at ages three and five) and 36-month-olds (who were ... More


Setting the scene for change

Naomi Eisenstadt

in Providing a Sure Start: How government discovered early childhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427304
eISBN:
9781447303107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427304.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter discusses the two key elements that define the context for the establishment of Sure Start: the desire of the New Labour government to develop policy in new ways, including an ambition ... More


Young children

Kitty Stewart and Polina Obolenskaya

in Social Policy in a Cold Climate: Policies and their Consequences Since the Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447327714
eISBN:
9781447327745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327714.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines UK government policy towards young children in the aftermath of the 2007 financial crisis. It covers both the 2007-2010 Labour administration under Gordon Brown and the ... More


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