Lessons for Australia from the UK Sure Start Programme Katz, I en_US valentine, k en_US 2021-11-25T15:59:11Z 2021-11-25T15:59:11Z 2009 en_US
dc.description.abstract The UK initiative Sure Start is probably the most ambitious attempt of any government to improve the outcomes of children living in disadvantaged areas. Unlike programs in the United States, which have a longer history and are targeted at individual children, Sure Start has an ecological focus that comes from theoretical research and empirical evidence on the importance of family and neighbourhood to how children fare. Sure Start shares several characteristics with current Australian initiatives and is based in some cases on identical research. Moreover, the long history of intellectual exchange and networking between the UK and Australia, and the impact of new information technologies on research, policy and practice dissemination, means a great deal of traffic between Sure Start and Australian programs takes place. The Social Policy Research Centre was commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS) to focus on the policy developments that led to the establishment of Sure Start and the move from Sure Start Local Programmes (SSLPs) to Sure Start Children’s Centres. A second strand of the research focused on the Australian experience of similar initiatives. This strand investigated the influence of Sure Start and other international programs on early-years intervention in Australia, and the extent to which the lessons from Sure Start are relevant and have been taken on board. Research in the UK was undertaken in April 2005 and in Australia between October 2005 and February 2006. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9780733427626 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Policy Research Centre en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other United Kingdom en_US
dc.subject.other Australia en_US
dc.subject.other Early Intervention Programs en_US
dc.title Lessons for Australia from the UK Sure Start Programme en_US
dc.type Report en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.description.notePublic Prepared for Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. ISSN:1446-4179, en_US
unsw.identifier.doi Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofreportnumber SPRC Report Series 2/09 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Katz, I, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation valentine, k, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Social Policy Research Centre *
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