The Sure Start Children’s Centres Community Management Support programme Saturday 1 February 2014By: Oliver Ritchie In September 2012, the Department for Education funded 4Children to deliver the Sure Start Children’s Centres Community Management (Sure Start CCCMS programme), which was aimed at increasing parental and community involvement in children’s centres. Through the Sure Start CCCMS programme, 4Children provided support to ten groups of parents and community members to help them bid to run their local children’s centre, or build their capacity to do so. Each group had a dedicated business advisor who delivered a tailored package of support depending on the individual needs of the group. The groups received support from September 2012 to September 2013. OPM was commissioned to carry out an independent evaluation of 4Children’s Sure Start CCCMS programme.