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2 year family worker overview

2 year family worker overview As of 1st January 2017, 4 new posts (one per neighbourhood) were created called Flying Start Two Year Family Workers. The Two Year Family Worker posts support the delivery of an integrated 2 year check through effective information sharing, and providing an Integrated Health & Wellbeing service to parents/carers. We […]

Evidence based parenting courses

Evidence based parenting courses – finding the best intervention for your families Flying Start offers a range of universal and targeted (t) evidence based parenting programmes for families with under 5s (or where at least one child in the family is under 5 years). Our programmes are offered in the four Flying Start Children Centre […]

Housing Surgeries Pilot

Pilot of “housing surgeries” in Flying Start Children’s Centres From September 2017, colleagues from Luton’s housing department have been providing regular “housing surgeries” in children’s centre premises. The sessions are available to families with any children aged five and under and give families the opportunity to discuss any housing related problems they are having. Each […]

Taking care of your child’s health

Taking care of your child’s health All parents and carers of children and young people should have access to the right support, says Dr Uzma Sarwar, Clinical Director for Luton Clinical Commissioning Group. Taking care of a child’s health is a great responsibility, and sometimes it can be difficult to know what to do or […]

Safe at Home Website Launch

Flying Start is delighted to announce the launch of the new Safe at Home website for parents, carers and professionals at www.safeathomecip.org.uk    The website will provide information to support families seeking advice and tips relating to child safety in the home for babies, toddlers and children under 5.  It offers the opportunity for a […]

Stoptober 2017

Smoking is the greatest single cause of avoidable deaths and health inequalities in the UK One in every two lifelong smokers will die from their habit Stoptober encourages smokers to take up the 28 day challenge Those struggling to quit using conventional nicotine replacement products are encouraged to switch to electronic cigarettes Electronic cigarettes are […]

Flying Start Parenting Programmes and referral routes

Flying Start Parenting Programmes and referral routes Flying Start has a range of parenting programmes which are offered through the Flying Start Children’s Centre and other delivery partners including Stepping Stones and Luton Adult Learning. Full details of the parenting courses are available on the Flying Start website https://www.flyingstartluton.com/professional/ Referral processes Universal parenting programmes can […]

Flying Start Children’s Centre Update

Report on the progress of Luton’s Flying Start Children’s Centre During 2016 the structure of children’s centres in Luton was reviewed and an Organisational Change Assessment undertaken. From January 2017 the Luton Flying Start Children’s Centre staffing team has been directly employed by Luton Borough Council and has been operating as one children’s centre group […]

Anna Freud and Flying Start Project

Flying Start and the Anna Freud Centre London are working together on an exciting project. Attachment based baby groups called Think Baby Groups are now offered at the Flying Start Children’s Centre. This project is building on a successful pilot project in 2014/15 and evaluation and research will be undertaken on a larger scale to include all […]

Baby Friendly Initiative

Flying Start Children’s centre are supporting infant feeding through the Baby Friendly Initiative Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first 6 months of life followed by the introduction of healthy solid foods. In the UK less than 1% of babies are exclusively breastfed until 6 months. Furthermore studies show that 80% of women stop breastfeeding […]