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Flintshire Flying Start awarded Quality Mark

Published: 18/05/2016

Flintshire Flying Start has been awarded the CANparent Quality Mark for delivery of the Family Links Nurturing Programme to parents and carers. The CANparent Quality Mark sets out what organisations need to have in place in order to prove that they are delivering a quality approved service based on sound evidence, with strong governance practices, financial and risk management procedures. Coupled with robust systems for training, supervision and measuring and evaluating outcomes. No other Quality Mark brings together all the essential areas of having an evidence based approach to delivery, effective governance and engagement with parents. It has been developed for the sector, by the sector. Most importantly it provides parents with the confidence that they will receive a credible, quality service. Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Services, Councillor Christine Jones, said: “The CANparent Quality Mark allows commissioners a guarantee that an organisation is right and proper to deliver worthwhile and effective solutions to parents. To achieve this, Flintshire Flying Start had to go through a robust assessment which included providing evidence of achievement of all the indicators across 4 quality elements. This means that Flying Start parenting classes can be relied on to make a positive difference, are evidence based, monitored and evaluated to improve parent and child relationships.” Bev Irvine, Flying Start Parenting Coordinator