Categories: Early Years

The report, produced by ADR Wales analysts Tony Whiffen and Laura Herbert, used linked anonymised data from the Flying Start programme to present initial findings about the health and educational outcomes of those in contact with Flying Start services in the Swansea Local Authority area.

The emerging findings suggest:

Situated under ADR Wales’ Early Years programme of work, this analysis is one of a number of pieces of work that ADR Wales is carrying out to evaluate flagship Welsh Government programmes. The report, which was the first research to be published across ADR UK, was swiftly followed by a publication from ADR Wales’ Housing programme – the Supporting People Data Linkage Project.

Upon the publication of the work, Glyn Jones, Co-Director of ADR Wales said: “We are delighted that the first of our publications have now been released. This work realises the ADR Wales mission of delivering work that provides a basis for creating evidence based policies to enhance the lives of people in Wales. We look forward continuing this drive with the work that we have planned for publication in the near future.”

The publications are the first in a suite of work to emerge from across ADR Wales’ diverse programme of work in the coming months.

You can read the full Flying Start report on the Welsh Government website.

More about Flying Start

Flying Start is a Welsh Government programme providing a range of services to help families with children under four years old in disadvantaged areas of Wales. Help available under the programme includes:

  • Part-time childcare for two-to-three-year-olds
  • An enhanced Health Visiting service
  • Access to parenting programmes
  • Support for children to learn to talk and communicate.