TITLE

Sure Start job advisers pilot hits staff problems

AUTHOR(S)
Townsend, Sarah
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Regeneration & Renewal;10/5/2009, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the government's Sure Start pilot scheme incorporating job advisers and children's centers to reduce child poverty in Great Britain. Under the scheme, Jobcentre Plus staffs are assigned at children's centers to provide on-site employment advice to parents. However, an evaluation for the Great Britain Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) found that cultural differences among Jobcentre's staff and children's center staff pose a greatest risk to the program's success.
ACCESSION #
44748355

 

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