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EYFS: Sure Start wasn’t perfect, but lessons can be learned

Alun Francis
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Alun Francis, Chair of the Social Mobility Commission

At the SMC we want to understand more about the types of support and interventions that lead to the very best outcomes for children and their families.

Following the recent publication of the Institute For Fiscal Studies report on the impact of Sure Start, Alun Francis, Chair of the Social Mobility Commission, writes in Tes about the successes and challenges of Sure Start.

Alun shares how more evidence is needed to understand which specific elements of Sure Start led to improved outcomes for young people, and how the future success of family support programmes will be rooted in ensuring provision meets the evolving needs of families.

You can read more in the article in TES or listen to our Social Mobility Talks podcast with Sure Start’s first director, Naomi Eisenstadt CB.