• North Hertfordshire DSPL Area 1 - Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock and Royston

  • North Hertfordshire DSPL Area 1 - Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock and Royston

  • North Hertfordshire DSPL Area 1 - Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock and Royston

  • North Hertfordshire DSPL Area 1 - Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock and Royston

Professional Training Courses

Professional Training Courses

We run a number of training courses for professionals. Click here to find out more.

Parent and Carer Workshops

Parent and Carer Workshops

Parent and Carer workshops provided by DSPL and other local providers.



SENCO, Family Support Worker, LHNF and Nessie Forums.

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Latest Issue (Parents, Carers & Young People)

DSPL 1 Weekly News - an update of courses, workshops and signposting for parents and carers.  Please see our website for course details or click the links on the Weekly News.   Please also see our Facebook and Twitter Pages.

Are you a parent of a young person aged 0 - 25 with SEND?

The Local Offer website lets parents and young people know what special educational needs and disabilities services are available in Hertfordshire and who can access them.

Find out more on their website: http://hertfordshire.gov.uk/localoffer



For information about activities being offered during the Summer Holidays, download the flyer below:

In the flyer you can read about

  • what is on offer,
  • where it is based,
  • age range it is appropriate to
  • Dates and times
  • Costs (many are free)
  • where to find out more information and how to book

Parent Survey - Thank you to everyone who completed the DSPL 1 Parent Survey.  From this we noticed that parents and carers were seeking courses in a number of areas.  The overview of training document demonstrates the courses being run in our area.  We are reviewing the gaps and trying to promote courses and workshops by the providers. 

To view the results, please download the file below:

Worried about your child? Download details of online groups and get support to help you child feel more confident and happier:


Are you a Parent of a Child with Special Needs?

If so you will be very welcome to attend our SEND Drop In. You will have an opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have, find out information about local support groups, meet other families. Your child does not need to have had a formal diagnosis We can provide a friendly ear and a safe space to talk. Children are welcome to attend with you or you can attend on your own Children are welcome, no diagnosis needed.

For more information download the flyer:

"Talking shows strength"

Information for parents and carers of children and young people. We all have mental health, and there are things all of us can do to help look after our own wellbeing and mental health, and to support those around us.

Hertfordshire's Just Talk website: www.justtalkherts.org is a central hub of information and resources for parents, carers and young people in Hertfordshire, to help children and young people improve their emotional wellbeing, build their resilience and develop positive coping strategies. It also has details of other organisations who can help if parents, carers, children and young people are struggling:


Five Ways to Wellbeing e-learning

Facebook: JustTalkHerts

Instagram: @JustTalkHerts

Twitter: @JustTalkHerts

www.mindedforfamilies.org.uk is a national website for quality assured and free e-learning about young people's mental health and wellbeing.

More useful information: 

We are keen to hear from you!

We would like to provide training, workshops and relevant to the needs of children and young people in our area.

Please complete this short survey to help our planning.

Thank you.

Survey Monkey QR Code

For parents and cares of children with SEND living in North Herts and attending a setting/school in North Herts. If you have more than one child with SEND can you please complete a survey for each child.


Following the death of Sarah Everard earlier this year, the County Community Safety Unit (CCSU) are currently producing a needs assessment on Violence Against Women and Girls. As part of this piece of work, we are undertaking a public survey of Hertfordshire residents to understand their experiences and feelings of personal safety, which will help to inform recommendations for the needs assessment.

The survey is now open and will remain open until Friday 9th July and can be accessed using the web link below or by scanning the QR code.

QR Code


Please note the survey is open to males and females of all ages to enable us to compare experiences and feelings of safety between males and females, therefore we ask that the survey is any advertising refers to the survey as the ‘Hertfordshire Personal Safety Survey’ to ensure that males are equally encouraged to take part in the survey.

A general queries and advice line for schools, parents/carers and professionals for matters relating to the Education Health and CarePlan (EHCP) process for children and young people with Special EducationalNeeds and Disabilities (SEND).

ADD-vance provides a range of training courses and workshops for parent carers, including our popular 6-week courses and a variety of more focused workshops on different topics.


Please follow the link to discover 21 Charities and Trusts that offer grants, specialised equipment, therapies and support to families with disabled children in the UK



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