Sure Start Local Programmes: an overview of the implementation task

Jane Tunstill and Debra Allnock

in The National Evaluation of Sure Start

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9781861349507
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303909 | DOI:
Sure Start Local Programmes: an overview of the implementation task

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This chapter highlights key lessons learned about the trio of imperatives. It provides an integrated overview of the implementation process in terms of three major foci following a brief resume of the methodology used to study implementation. The chapter notes that the first concerns transcending organizational and professional boundaries and describes the work undertaken by SSLPs to ‘create the right network’ – by establishing relationships among service providers at every level and ‘exploiting’ the network to underpin multidisciplinary working. It further notes that the second concerns the continuum of access and provides an overview of the ways in which SSLPs undertook the task of engaging the community. The chapter finally discusses the third subsection, which concerns a new approach to service delivery for children and parents, and describes the way in which the SSLP principles were applied to service planning.

Keywords: trio of imperatives; integrated overview; implementation process; methodology; professional boundaries; SSLPs; multidisciplinary working; service delivery; service planning

Chapter.  6080 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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