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Flying Start - Wales. Fran Dale RGN RHV MA Team Leader Flying Start/Sure Start Wrexham. Why Flying Start. Children within areas of multiple deprivation suffer additional effects of disadvantage.

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Flying start wales

Flying Start - Wales

Fran Dale RGN RHV MA

Team Leader Flying Start/Sure Start Wrexham


Why flying start
Why Flying Start

  • Children within areas of multiple deprivation suffer additional effects of disadvantage.

  • Targeted interventions can reduce the social and educational risks associated with deprived communities.

  • International evidence supports these interventions which improve outcomes for children in the long term.


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Why Flying Start

  • The Welsh Assembly Government vision for every child and young person in Wales.

  • 7 Core Aims translated the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  • All children and young people to ‘have a flying start in life’ (Core Aim 1).


Where is flying start
Where is Flying Start?

  • Postcodes within Lower Super Output Areas with the greatest levels of need, and/or

  • Selected community school catchment areas, based on the take up of free school meals.

  • Identified by using the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (2005) .


Flying start how
Flying Start - How

  • Support through pregnancy from a Flying

    Start Midwife and Health Visitor. This

    includes a comprehensive ante-natal

    assessment of need, with the offer of

    appropriate packages of care before the baby

    is born.


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Flying Start - How

  • Intensive home visiting from Midwife, Health Visitors, Nursery Nurses and Family Support Workers after the baby is born.

  • Assessments based on the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families ( 2001).

  • Utilising the Solihull Approach and the Home Inventory Scales and Questionnaires


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Flying Start - How

Parenting Programmes, e.g.:

  • Webster-Stratton’s Incredible Years

  • Parenting Positively

  • Handling Children’s Behaviour

  • Triple P

  • PIPPIN

  • Stepping Stones and others requiring rigorous evaluation


Flying start wrexham
Flying Start Wrexham

  • ‘Bend to Fit’ – Sure Start and Flying Start now one team delivering services across both areas.

  • Allocation Team Meetings – Nursery Nurses/Family Support Workers receive referrals from Midwife and Health Visitors to provide tailored packages of care.


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Flying Start Wrexham

The Speech and Language team provide:

  • Advice and support for supervisors in the childcare settings.

  • 1:1 and group work therapy

  • Home based provision

  • Client led referrals


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Flying Start Wrexham

The Family Support Workers:

  • A 7 day a week service, including early mornings and evenings

  • Intensive packages of planned intervention to support families and children in need

  • Nursery Nurse trained with additional high level skills.


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Flying Start Wrexham

The Portage Service provides:

  • A home visiting educational service for pre-school children with additional support needs

  • Weekly home visits

  • Planned goal setting with carers

  • An opportunity for parents and carers to share their understanding of their child’s gifts, abilities and support needs.


Flying start
Flying Start

Flying Start grants to local authorities total £27

million in 2008-9, and are projected to rise to

£31 million in 2010-11.


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