The program Sure Start was first introduced in 1999 as Sure Start Local Programmes, targeted at highly disadvantaged neighbourhoods. In the overall impacts on health of the Sure Start programme as a whole between its inception in 1999 and its peak in the late 2000s is considered. The focus on health outcomes is motivated by the fact that, while Sure Start’s services were multifaceted and varied between centres and over time, one of its objectives was to improve children’s health and an important component of its offer was health services. These include both direct provision of new services (e.g. baby-weighing clinics) and outreach to signpost parents to existing healthcare.
The executive summary is available here.
Data tables are available here.
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