Inquiry into Sure Start children’s centres begins

02 November 2009

The first oral evidence session of the Children, Schools and Families Committee's inquiry into Sure Start children's centres will take place today. Watch live from 3.45pm.

The witnesses are:

  • Professor Edward Melhuish, Executive Director, National Evaluation of Sure Start
  • Dr Margy Whalley, Director of the Pen Green Centre Research, Development and Training Base
  • Professor Iram Siraj-Blatchford, Professor of Early Childhood Education, Institute of Education

The Committee will look at the development of the children's centres programme from Sure Start and other initiatives, the research base, the implications of evaluation evidence for the future of children's centres, and at how the policy is being delivered.

It will also examine whether the children's centres model of integrated services for under-5s and their families promotes early childhood development and is an effective response to deprivation.

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