How will we know we are making a difference?

Flying Start is a 10 year strategy and we will be working to understand how our services over time are making a difference to children’s lives.

Flying Start will closely monitor the impact of our services, using performance data, tracking data and evaluations of the interventions we have invested in. We will listen to parent’s views of their experiences and ideas.

Flying Start is also working with the University of Bedfordshire and has jointly funded a Senior Research post to allow us to gather evidence of the impact of Flying Start over time in four specific services. These are

  • Sign 4 Little Talkers
  • Henry
  • Incredible Years  Preschool programme ®
  • Parents as Partners.

Flying Start Senior Research Fellow– rosemary.davidson@beds.ac.uk

Flying Start is also funding a PHD student who will be examining the role of fathers within a child’s life and the impact good fathering has on improving a child’s ability to be life ready.

Flying Start PHD Student– louisa.donald@study.beds.ac.uk

For more information or assistance, call Flying Start on 01582 548336 or email flyingstart@luton.gov.uk