The report aims to provide a statistical overview of how the programme is working by presenting statistics from a management information set for April 2017 to March 2018.

For example, the numbers of children using Flying Start services, together with developing statistics about outcomes for Flying Start children.

Key points

  • 36,869 children benefited from, that is, were in receipt of Flying Start services in Wales at any time in 2017-18. This exceeded the expected numbers by 2%, but was a 2% fall on the number of children in receipt of services in 2016-17 (37,628).
  • Flying Start children (on the health visitor caseload) of all ages up to age 4 were seen an average of 6.9 times during 2017-18 by health visitors and members of the wider health team, slightly less than in 2016-17 (7.0 contacts per child).
  • 87% of offers of childcare in a Flying Start childcare setting were taken up during 2017-18. This is, a slight fall since 2016-17 (88%).
  • 93% of children aged 3 and living in Flying Start areas were on roll at a maintained school (2017). A small decrease from 94% in 2016.
  • 34% of babies born to mothers living in Flying Start areas were fed any breast milk at 10 days old. This is compared to 50% of those in non-Flying Start areas (2016).
  • 82% of children living in Flying Start areas were fully immunised by their 4th birthday (2017-18), no percentage change since 2016-17.
  • Flying Start areas have a lower prevalence (71%) of healthy weight children than non-Flying Start areas (74%) (2015-16 and 2016-17).

Reports

Flying Start summary statistics, April 2017 to March 2018
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Data

Datasets and interactive tools

Flying Start summary statistics, April 2017 to March 2018: tables
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Contact

Craig Thomas

Tel: 0300 025 1646

Media

Tel: 0300 025 8099