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This report presents initial research findings produced by analysing data from the Flying Start programme linked with other health and education data.

This evidence brief provides the first outcomes of research based on linking datasets with those families in receipt of Flying Start services. 

This evidence brief only relates to the City and County of Swansea Council. Further analysis combining data for additional local authorities will be published in future.

Health outcomes for 2009-17 and education outcomes for 2011/16 were compared for children living in the Swansea area who had received Flying Start services (the ‘Flying Start group’) and children who had not received Flying Start services (the ‘Non-Flying Start group’).

Introduction to Administrative Data Research (ADR) Wales

ADR Wales is a new innovative partnership. It brings together data science experts at Swansea University Medical School, staff from the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) at Cardiff University and specialist teams within the Welsh Government. Together they develop new evidence which supports the Welsh Government’s national strategy, Prosperity for All.

ADR Wales uses the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank at Swansea University, to link and analyse anonymised data. This process enables the Welsh Government to understand more about the relationship between different areas of public service delivery and gain a better understanding of people’s experience as they move through different services. This supports the development of collaborative and integrated policy to improve the lives of people in Wales.

Publishing as HTML

As described in our blog earlier in the year, we are looking to publish more of what we do as HTML rather than as PDF documents. This report has been published as HTML, we would welcome your feedback on the format of the report.


Tony Whiffen

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