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    Cost effectiveness in implementing SSLPs

    Meadows, P. and Melhuish, Ted and NESS Research Team (2006) Cost effectiveness in implementing SSLPs. Project Report. HMSO, london, UK.

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    Abstract

    Sure Start local programmes (SSLPs) are a cross-Government initiative, which works with families in disadvantaged areas to promote physical, intellectual and social development of babies and children under four. The aims of Sure Start local programmes are to improve: • the social and emotional development of children; • children’s health; • children’s ability to learn; and to • strengthen families and communities. The National Evaluation of Sure Start (NESS) covers the first 260 programmes. The first 41 programmes started in 1999-2000 and the last two of the 260 started in 2002-03. Half started in 2000-01. All Sure Start local programmes were set up on the premise that they would receive full funding for the first five years, with levels of support falling over a subsequent four year period. This report looks at the level of resources spent by SSLPs from 1999-2000 to 2003-04, and the way in which those resources are spent. It brings together information from four sources: • Regular financial information provided by Sure Start local programmes to the Sure Start Unit • Monitoring information provided by Sure Start local programmes to the Sure Start Unit • Information from the NESS implementation surveys of Sure Start local programmes • Information from the first sixteen NESS implementation case studies and from the themed implementation related to buildings in Sure Start local programmes None of these data sources covers all the 260 Sure Start local programmes covered by the national evaluation, but the financial information and monitoring information are now more than 95 per cent complete.

    Metadata

    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    Additional Information: ISBN: 1844786749
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 05 May 2020 14:16
    Last Modified: 05 May 2020 14:16
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/31865

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