Sure Start Programme: Greater London

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government), Vice-Chair (Youth), Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many Sure Start (a) centres and (b) health visitors there were in each London borough in each year since 2003.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Children, Young People and Families)

The following table details how many designated Sure Start children's centres there were in each London borough in each year since 2003.

Figures for the number of health visitors working in children's centres in each London borough since 2003 were not collected centrally.

Year of designation
Local authority 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 ( 1) 2010
Barking and Dagenham 0 0 3 6 11 14 16 16
Barnet 0 0 0 2 3 13 14 18
Bexley 0 0 1 4 12 12 13 13
Brent 0 0 1 4 5 11 14 14
Bromley 0 0 0 1 10 15 18 18
Camden 1 7 7 10 15 16 17 17
Croydon 0 1 1 3 12 20 20 26
Ealing 2 2 5 10 18 22 22 22
Enfield 0 0 0 7 11 17 24 24
Greenwich 1 1 1 9 16 23 24 24
Hackney 1 1 1 8 13 19 19 19
Hammersmith and Fulham 0 1 4 5 6 12 14 15
Haringey 0 4 7 10 15 17 17 17
Harrow 0 0 0 3 7 9 13 13
Havering 0 0 0 0 3 10 11 13
Hillingdon 1 1 1 1 5 12 12 12
Hounslow 0 0 2 3 13 14 14 14
Islington 2 8 8 9 11 16 16 16
Kensington and Chelsea 0 0 0 4 7 8 8 8
Kingston upon Thames 0 0 0 0 4 7 11 11
Lambeth 1 1 1 12 14 24 28 28
Lewisham 0 1 1 3 8 15 17 17
London, City of 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1
Merton 0 0 1 1 7 9 11 11
Newham 0 0 0 5 13 20 20 20
Redbridge 0 0 2 4 6 14 14 14
Richmond upon Thames 0 0 0 0 6 9 9 9
Southwark 2 2 3 9 14 21 21 21
Sutton 0 0 1 1 4 10 14 14
Tower Hamlets 1 1 1 10 14 21 21 23
Waltham Forest 0 1 3 6 12 14 17 17
Wandsworth 0 0 2 3 12 16 23 23
Westminster, City of 0 4 4 5 7 12 12 15
Total 12 36 61 159 315 473 525 543
(1) Figures valid up until end of February

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