Table of Contents1. Introduction: Sure Start in Context. Justine Schneider, Mark Avis and Paul Leighton, University of Nottingham. Part 1: Health and Child Development. 2. Introduction to Health and Child Development. Mark Avis, University of Nottingham. 3. Evaluation of a Pampering Group. Catherine Perry, University of Chester. 4. Increasing Breastfeeding Rates: Issues and Approaches. Carol Potter, Leeds Metropolitan University. 5. Evaluating the Impact of a Child Injury Prevention Project. Julie Carman, East Lancashire Primary Care Trust; David Lamb, East Lancashire Public Health Resource and Intelligence Centre; Ellis Friedman, East Lancashire Primary Care Trust; and Kate Hardman, East Lancashire Public Health Resource and Intelligence Centre. 6. Training for Language-enriched Preschool Settings. Carol Potter, Leeds Metropolitan University and Sharon Hodgson, County Durham Primary Care Trust. 7. A Perinatal Mental Health Project. Pauline Hall and Marjorie Finnigan, Sure Start Salford. Part 2: Partnership Working. 8. Introduction to Partnership Working. Paul Leighton, University of Nottingham. 9. Parental Involvement: Engagement with the Development of Services. Valerie Wigfall, Janet Boddy and Susan McQuail, University of London. 10. Partnership between Parents and Professionals. Pamela Graham, Northumbria University. 11. Local Programmes and Social Services: Lessons in Partnership. Michaela Griffin, Durham University, and John Carpenter, University of Bristol. 12. Perceptions of Statutory Service Providers of Local Programmes. Alison Edgley, University of Nottingham. Part 3: Paths to Education and Employment. 13. Introduction to Paths to Education and Employment. Justine Schneider, University of Nottingham. 14. Early Education and Children's Outcomes: How Long Do the Impacts Last? Alissa Goodman and Barbara Sianesi, The Education, Employment and Evaluation Research Sector .15. Lifelong Learning and Parental Employability. Mairi-Ann Cullen and Geoff Lindsay, University of Warwick. 16. Working with Parents as Colleagues. Matthew Pearson and Ann Martin, Impact Research Solutions. Part 4: Supporting Families. 17. Introduction to Supporting Families. Mark Avis, University of Nottingham. 18. Understanding Family Support. Miranda Thurston, University of Chester. 19. Providing Respite for Parents. Brian Crosbie and Mark Avis, University of Nottingham. 20. What Difference Does Outreach Make to Family Support? Brid Featherstone, University of Bradford; Martin Manby, Nationwide Children's Research Centre; and Nicky Nicholls, Sure Start Bramley. 21. Engaging with Men. Lynne McKenna, Northumbria University. 22. Issues in Evaluating Family Support Services. Anne Barton, M.E.L Research; Jill Jesson, University of Aston; and Matthew Horton, Early Years and Childcare Service, Stoke-on-Trent. Part 5: Community Development. 23. Introduction to Community Development. Paul Leighton, University of Nottingham. 24. Experiences of Parental Involvement in a Multi-ethnic Setting. Tricia Hamm, researcher and PhD student. 25. Inclusion and Diversity: Issues for Travellers. Graham Bowpitt, Nottingham Trent University, and Sarah Chaudhary, University of Nottingham. 26. Changing Conceptions of Community. Max Hope, University of Chester, and Paul Leighton, University of Nottingham. Conclusion: Lessons from Sure Start Local Programmes. Justine Schneider, Mark Avis and Paul Leighton, University of Nottingham. Contributors. Subject Index. Author Index.