The impact of Sure Start Local Programmes on seven year olds and their families

The ultimate goal of Sure Start Local Programmes (SSLPs) was to enhance the life chances for young children growing up in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Children in these communities were at risk of doing poorly at school, having trouble with peers and agents of authority (i.e., parents, teachers), and ultimately experiencing compromised life chances (e.g., early school leaving, unemployment, limited longevity).

This report looks at the impact of Sure Start on seven year olds and their families.

Published: 
2012
Author: 
The National Evaluation of Sure Start (NESS) team
Publisher: 
Department for Education