‘Surestart’ in County Durham
- Organisation: University of Durham
- Consultant: Professor John Carpenter
- Dates: August 2005 - July 2007
- Research centre: Health and Social Care
John Carpenter was previously leader of the Sure Start and Family Support Research Team at Durham University. The team, now led by Carol Potter, has carried out evaluations of the work of seven local Sure Start programmes over the last seven years as well as a study of the impact of Sure Start on referrals to social services and on child protection registrations. John is providing consultancy to the team on research reports and is co-authoring papers for publication in academic journals.