Children’s centres improve parenting skills
Monday, December 21, 2015
A Department of Education study says children’s centres across England have successfully reached out to support vulnerable families in disadvantaged communities, especially in supporting parenting skills and confidence.
Government ‘buried report on impact of Sure Start cuts’
The Independent, 13/01/2016, p.16, Chaminda Jayanetti
Tories buried report revealing how cuts have hurt mums using Sure Start children’s centres
Daily Mirror online, 13/01/2016, Dan Bloom
A report which revealed the full extent of the harm done by funding cuts to children’s centres was ‘buried’ among more than 400 statements, documents and reports quietly released by the Government just before Christmas. Oxford University Professor Pam Sammons, who helped write the report, said its timing was “unfortunate”. She added: “We would have liked it to be available earlier because that’s when lots of councils were making decisions about their budget cuts.