Sure Start Programme:Written question - 269754

Asked by Faisal Rashid
(Warrington South)
Asked on: 26 June 2019
Department for Education
Sure Start Programme
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will increase funding for Sure Start in the next Budget.
Answered by: Nadhim Zahawi
Answered on: 01 July 2019

Local authorities have a duty under the Childcare Act 2006 to ensure there are sufficient Sure Start children’s centres to meet the needs of local families. Funding for children’s services (including children’s centres) is made available through the local government finance settlement. In addition, other government funding, including that for public health, adult skills training and troubled families may also be used locally to support services delivered wholly, or in part, through children’s centres. Children’s services funding for 2020-21 and beyond will be determined in the Spending Review.

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