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MPs express concerns over Sure Start

MPs express concerns over Sure Start

Widespread confusion and uncertainty around the provision of Sure Start Children’s Centres in England could cause a major obstacle to parents accessing the help and support they need, according to the interim report of an All Party Parliamentary Group on Sure Start. …

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Women's rights under "unprecedented attack"

Women's rights under "unprecedented attack"

The Fawcett Society, backed by a coalition of more than 20 charities, unions and academics, is calling for the rolling back tax credit cuts to low paid women and ringfencing of funding for Sure Start centres in a new report. …

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Future of Sure Start centres to be debated

Future of Sure Start centres to be debated

Members of the All Party Parliamentary Sure Start Group are today questioning representatives from four Local Authorities on Wednesday 12th October in Westminster as part of a one-day inquiry into the future of Sure Start Children’s Centres.…

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The Big Society 'has forgotten children', says right-wing think tank

The Big Society 'has forgotten children', says right-wing think tank

Children and their families are at risk of being overlooked by the government’s Big Society and localism agenda, according to a report by a right-wing think-tank.…

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Labour claims Tory cuts in childcare will affect poor most

Labour claims Tory cuts in childcare will affect poor most

Some of the poorest areas in the UK will have their budget for services such as Sure Start cut by £100 a child from next year, according to the Labour Party.…

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