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The Core Purpose of Sure Start Children's Centres

Government Vision

The Government believes that children’s centres should have a clear core purpose, focused on Improving outcomes for young children and their families, with a particular focus on the most disadvantaged families, in order to reduce inequalities in:

  • child development and school readiness
  • Supported by improved:parenting aspirations, self esteem1 and parenting skills;
  • child and family health and life chances.