Funding for Sure Start Centres has been slashed by under the current government. Reacting to the revelation that Sure Start Centres have been closed across the country Alison said:
“The government are letting Wirral’s families down by cutting funding for children’s centres. A child’s start in life is vital for their development but the Conservative government are showing a total disregard for this by slashing the amount of Sure Start Centre provision across the country.
Sure Start Centres were announced as a Labour initiative in 1998 designed to advise families on parenthood in the early stages of a child’s life. Intervention in the early years of a child’s life can make the world of difference to their future.