England’s Sure Start Pre-School Child Care Centres: Public Policy, Progress and Political Change

@article{Sawyerr2017EnglandsSS,
  title={England’s Sure Start Pre-School Child Care Centres: Public Policy, Progress and Political Change},
  author={Alice Akoshia Ayikaaley Sawyerr and Christopher Adam Bagley},
  journal={The Open Journal of Political Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={07},
  pages={116-132}
}
Specialist child care centres focusing on urban areas in which significant numbers lived in poverty were part of policies to reduce chronic poverty and disadvantage, and associated negative behaviours and achievements in children and young people. They were initiated by the New Labour government in the late 1990s, and evolved in various ways as Sure Start centres, and Early Childhood Care Centres. Methodologically sophisticated evaluation has shown that these interventions have been partially… 
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