Research and analysis

Characteristics of Sure Start local programmes 2001 to 2002

Report looking at characteristics of and changes in Sure Start Local Programme areas between 2000 to 2001 and 2001 to 2002.


Characteristics of Sure Start local programmes 2001/2

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Sure Start local programmes are area-based, concentrating on relatively small neighbourhoods. This is the second report from the Local Context Analysis (LCA) module of the National Evaluation of Sure Start (NESS). The LCA module aims to describe Sure Start Local Programme (SSLP) neighbourhoods and to document change over time in these areas.

This report includes descriptions of 260 SSLP areas in Rounds 1 to 4 using data from the fiscal year April 2001 to March 2002 unless otherwise specified, and documents change since the fiscal year April 2000 to March 2001.

The report also investigates the relationship between change in SSLP areas and change in England, and examines if the extent of change is related to the Round, or more specifically to the length of time since programme approval?


  • Introduction and Methods
  • Demography
  • Deprivation
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Child Health
  • Child Welfare
  • School Achievement
  • Local Services
  • Local Environment
  • Adult Health
  • Community Disorder
  • Conclusions
  • Comparison between Rounds 1-4 and Round 5
  • Data by Round
  • Data by Government Office Region
  • Appendices

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