Sure Start is a Programme targeted at parents and children under the age of four.There are 38 Sure Start projects across Northern Ireland. It brings together health, family support and early education services which are designed to support children’s learning skills, health and well-being, and social and emotional development. Services are offered both in the home and in group based settings.
The programme works with parents from pregnancy and provides support for children until their 4th birthday. Involvement with Sure Start helps to ensure that children flourish at home and do well when they get to school.
What are the Aims of Sure Start?
The Aims of Sure Start are to improve:
The Key Principles of Sure Start are:
Co-ordinate, streamline and add value to existing services for young families in local communities, including signposting to specialised services;
Core Elements of the Sure Start Programme are:
The Policy Outcomes of Sure Start are:
Can you attend SureStart?
Your Postcode will determine whether you live in a SureStart catchment area and you should contact your nearest SureStart service, who will be able to check this for you.
Find your nearest SureStart