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Providing a Sure StartHow government discovered early childhood$
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Naomi Eisenstadt

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847427304

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847427304.001.0001

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Setting the scene for change

Setting the scene for change

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(p.7) Two Setting the scene for change
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Providing a Sure Start
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Naomi Eisenstadt

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847427304.003.0002

This chapter discusses the two key elements that define the context for the establishment of Sure Start: the desire of the New Labour government to develop policy in new ways, including an ambition to reform the civil service, and the genuine commitment of the new government to improve and expand services for children, particularly early years and school provision. Underlying both of these, and critical to the New Labour project, was the unusual relationship between Gordon Brown and Tony Blair. This chapter will describe the wider policy context for Sure Start, and how politics as well as policy and personalities set the stage for radical developments in children's services.

Keywords:   Sure Start, Tony Blair, New Labour, reform, children's services, children

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