Inquiry into Flying Start: outreach

The National Assembly for Wales’ Children, Young People and Education Committee is undertaking a short inquiry into Flying Start. Flying Start invests in the most disadvantaged families, communities and young children as early as possible.


This inquiry forms part of the Committee’s wider work on the First 1,000 Days.


Terms of reference


The Committee agreed to undertake a short inquiry on the outreach element of Flying Start to consider:

  • The outreach element of Flying Start requiring Local Authorities to identify children living outside defined Flying Start areas who would benefit from Flying Start services.


  • The extent to which sufficient Flying Start funding is provided to reflect the outreach element of Flying Start delivery plans and whether the workforce capacity is sufficient to deliver the programme and its outreach elements.


  • The evidence on outcomes for parents and children in Flying Start areas compared to the outcomes for parents and children in areas that are most similar in terms of deprivation levels but are not Flying Start areas.


Evidence gathering

Evidence has been drawn from responses to the First 1,000 Days Consultation.

Below is additional evidence received which is specific to the outreach element of Flying Start.



Report on the inquiry into Flying Start: Outreach


Welsh Government response


The Report was debated in Plenary on 23 May 2018


The Welsh Government has provided its first update to the Committee’s inquiry into Flying Start: Outreach. This is an interim update – the Government has committed to providing a more detailed update in a further 12 months.

Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

First published: 29/06/2017




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