General support for parents

Herts Local Offer

Information about services available in your local area for parents, children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). CLICK HERE for more information

Hertfordshire Additional Needs Database

You are entitled to join HAND if you are the parent or carer of a child or young person with an additional need or disability aged 0-19. Benefits of joining include a leisure concession card, and subscription to the HAND newsletter. Find out more CLICK HERE

For a list of local support groups and voluntary organisations CLICK HERE.

Hertfordshire Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice, and Support Service (SENDIASS)

SENDIASS offers impartial information, advice and support for parents of children with special educational needs (SEN), and children & young people with SEN, via telephone, email and in person. Contact them by Telephone: 01992 555847 (open Mon-Thur 9.30 – 3.30, Fri 9.30-2.30) or email: sendiass@hertfordshire.gov.uk For more information CLICK HERE

The KIDS East and West HUBs – Tel: 01923 676549 – CLICK HERE to view website

The KIDS HUB offers information and support for parents and carers of disabled children / children with additional needs aged 0-19 in Hertfordshire. Offers free and impartial support via phone, email or face-to-face (including home visits) with matters such as: helping you find activities, groups and training, information about benefits and parking, support at meetings about your child. The latest version of the KIDS Hub directory of SEND services has also just been published – take a look at what’s going on in your area.

HPCI (Herts Parent Carer Involvement) – CLICK HERE to view website

There are a number of ways in which parents can get involved in services. Herts Parent Carer Involvement is a forum for parents to get more involved in the shaping and improving of services for children with additional needs.

Harc Hertfordshire branch of the National Autistic Society (NAS) – CLICK HERE to view website

harc is made up of volunteers who provide support to individuals and their families and campaign for better local services for those living with autism in Hertfordshire.

Families in Focus CIC

Families in Focus provide free parenting courses for parents and carers of children with additional needs. Visit their website at www.familiesinfocus.co.uk or phone 01442 219 720 to find out about dates of local meetings.

School Family Worker Teams in Dacorum

Dacorum Family Services and Link Family Services – covering Adeyfield, Highfield, Grove Hill, Woodhall Farm, Bennetts End, Leverstock Green, Corner Hall areas of Hemel Hempstead, Tring and surrounding villages, Berkhamsted and surrounding villages.

Contact: Sharon Wallerson – Family Services Manager 07780 008651

Gade Schools Family Support – covering Old Town, Chaulden, Warners End and Gadebridge, Boxmoor & Apsley.

Contact: Gade Schools Family Support 01442 278792

Kings Langley Partnership of Schools – covering Kings Langley, Nash Mills, Bovingdon, Chipperfield, Sarratt & Bedmond.

Contact: Rosemary Inskipp, Manager 01923 271744

To find the School Family Worker for your school, download the latest Partnership of Dacorum Schools leaflet – CLICK HERE