Save Our Sure Start

The Labour Party are joining forces with families across England to campaign to Save Our Sure Start Children's Centres: www.saveoursurestart.com.


A child's lifelong health, happiness and achievements are heavily influenced by their experience before birth and in their earliest years. That's why Labour introduced Sure Start Children's Centres to help build strong family relationships supported by a network of local services. There are now 3,500 centres helping 2.5m children.

Barking and Dagenham has been awarded £18.3 million to help meet the demand for primary school places.


Out of all 16 London boroughs who received funding, Barking and Dagenham received the largest slice of the £271 million investment from the Government, allocated nationally, to help provide places for primary school children.