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Useful Links

For out of hours advice and support please contact Family Lives on 0808 800 2222 or visit their website

Call their free and confidential helpline for information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life, including bullying. Helpline service is open 9am – 9pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday, closed on Bank Holidays.

Families First

Families First aims to ensure all key partner agencies (from Health, Early Years setting, Children’s Centres and many more) take a joined up approach and together, make the best use of their resources to help children, young people and families become more resilient and able to find the help they need, when they want it and before things get to crisis point. You may not know where to look for early help, and it is difficult to know what services are available and how to use them. Families First can help. For more information visit www.directory.hertfordshire.gov.uk//familiesfirst

SEND Local Offer

For information about services available in your local area for parents, children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) please visit www.hertsdirect.org/localoffer

Other useful links

Delivering Special Provision Locally (DSPL4) – Click here for information, support/advice and to find out about local events.

Hertfordshire Children’s Centres – www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn/css/childrenscentres

Hertfordshire Children’s Centres Post Code Checker – Find your local Children’s Centre

Children’s Centres – Family Registration Form – Register your family here

If our centres need to close it will be notified here – www.hertsdirect.org


Hertford Regional College – www.hrc.ac.uk

For our latest Vacancies – www.hrc.ac.uk/about/careers-at-hrc


CHEXS (Community, Home, Enrichment, Xtra-Mile, Support) Supporting Families and the Local Community – www.chexs.co.uk

Hertfordshire County Council Parenting Courses – http://parentingcourses.hertsdirect.org/kb5/hertfordshire/courses/home.page


For families and people interested in Home-Start services in East Herts – www.homestarteastherts.org.uk

Government’s new vision for families in the Foundation Years – www.foundationyears.org.uk


My Baby’s Brain – for useful information on how a baby’s brain develops and information on how to support the development visit http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn/css/mbb/ or watch a short video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gTsAWUl80U