Flying Start aims to ensure that all young children in Luton will have a Flying Start. However it has a particular focus on those babies and children who are born in areas of the town with the highest levels of disadvantage and poorer outcomes. Flying Start will work to ensure these babies are given the very best start in life, reducing the impact of disadvantage on their future life chances.
Who does the service support?
Flying Start is Luton’s pregnancy to five strategy. It aims to improve outcomes for children from pregnancy to their 5th birthday as a foundation to a healthy future. Flying Start interventions build on both national and international evidence. They focus on the very earliest years of a child’s life, starting in pregnancy with the aim of early intervention improving children’s outcomes and future life chances.
What can you expect from the Service?
Flying Start offers:
- Children Centre services
- Pregnancy services and information
- Parenting services and information
- Information and training for professionals
How do you get involvement from the service/who can refer/request involvement?
This service is available to everyone. You can join yourself if you would like to.
You may also be encouraged to join this service by other organisations who find that this service will support you and your child further.
What happens after the service has been involved?
As Flying Start provide a variety of services which range from pregnancy, parenting as well as learning and development training for professionals who are working with families and children in Luton, you will be contacted with the appropriate information and service which is catered to your need.
If there is an eligibility criteria for a particular service, Flying Start will assess this and will inform you whether you have satisfied this.
Flying Start will also continue to support parents until their child turns five years old and if you have more than one child, this support will be provided to you until your youngest child turns five.
What can parents/families do if they are not eligible for the service/school's dont feel they can refer to this service?
Although Flying Start offers a range of services which include some being available to everyone, there are some services that can only be accessed if you satisfy its eligibility criteria.
If you do not meet this criteria, Flying Start will signpost you to the most suitable service that can assist you.
Who to contact
Last updated 07/07/2020