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Unsure about Sure Start

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 11 July 2011

Sure Start was one of the flagship policies of the Labour years, and the Coalition Government has just underlined its commitment to keeping it going.

But in this edition of Analysis Fran Abrams asks a question. To many, it's a seriously heretical one: is Sure Start worth saving?

Twelve years and £10 billion since it began, some are still struggling to describe what Sure Start has achieved for children.

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