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Sure Start

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children have participated in Sure Start in Leicester South constituency since its introduction. (86143)

Three Sure Start Local Programmes (SSLPs) covering 1,640 children under four and their families were set up in the Leicester South constituency between 2000 and 2003. All SSLPs are becoming Sure Start children’s centres and will offer services to children under five years of age and their families. There are three Sure Start children’s centres up and running in the Leicester South constituency covering 2,0501 children under five and their families. Two of these centres build on existing SSLPs.

1 2,050 children include 771 children previously served by the two SSLPs that have become children’s centres.