The report provides an insight into the nature of Flying Start Families and the challenges they face. It provides a wealth of information about the take-up and experience of Flying Start from the perspective of families.
The Deputy Minister said:
“What comes over to me from this report is that parents in areas where the programme is running are very positive about the impact that Flying Start is having. This chimes with what I have heard myself from parents and from front-line staff involved in the delivery of the programme, as well as the wider evidence base for the programme.”
“We must remember that the areas in which Flying Start runs are among the most disadvantaged areas in Wales and families within them some of the hardest to reach. This report must be viewed against that background. We should also remember that we are still in the early stages of the programme and I expect that, over the longer term, we will see further improvements.”
“It is important that we continue to evaluate the impact of the programme and this report will provide evidence that we can use for its development and expansion.”
“I will make a statement to the National Assembly about this report as soon as possible in the New Year.”