• 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 and Nessie Forums.

bdswiss erfahrungen

Find courses and things to do - a summary of opportuities.

If you would like to join a course, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and the date and time of the course you would like to attend.

Families in Focus FREE courses Summer 2022


Is your teen feeling anxious or isolated in the wake of Covid-19? Are you concerned about their mental health and struggling to get help? Or do you have a FFA/CIN/CP? Join our free online group for valuable advice and help on how to support and manage their behaviour.

For more information:

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:

Issue 14 (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 [link].   Please also see our Facebook and Twitter Pages.

Facilitated by Lesley & Francine experienced and accredited facilitators with 20+ years of experience supportingnfamilies. Their courses are interactive participatory and supportive and free for parents living across Hertfordshire. They are excellent active listeners and care passionately about supporting. bringing parents together and empowering parents to supporl her children to be their best self.

For more details download the flyers below:


Facilitated by Lesley & Francine, experienced and accredited facilitators with 20+ years of experience supporting parents as well as personal experience of living in neurodiverse families. They are excellent active listeners and care passionataly about bringing parents caring for children with Autism, ADHD and neurodevelopmental conditions and needs together and empowering parents to support their children to ba their best self. There courses are interactive, participatory and supportive.

Download details of courses below:

Online training and events

Book your place now for Autumn dates

Free to Students, Parents and Carers (Except for ASIST)

"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.




Papers due in


9:30-12:30 via Teams

Schools to attend


Thurs 9th Sept

Mon, 20th Sept

(12:30pm to 3pm)


The Priory

Highover JMI




Weds 6th Oct

Weds 20th Oct


Hartsfield JMI


Oughton Primary and Nursery


Thurs 11th Nov

Thurs 25th Nov


Norton St Nicholas C of E Primary

Tannery Drift First EYFS SETTING





Thurs 13th Jan

Thurs 27th Jan

Ashwell Primary

Hillshot Infants

Pixmore Junior

Jenny @Orchard Pre school


Thurs 3rd Feb

Thurs 24th Feb

Hitchin Girls

St John Catholic Primary

Northfields Infants & Nursery

Reed First


Weds 9th March

Weds 23rd March

St Mary’s Junior

Icknield Infant and Nursery

St Thomas Moore RC Primary

Lordship Farm Primary





Thurs 5th May

Thurs 19th May

King James Academy

St Marys Infant

Samuel Lucas JMI

Barkway First


Thurs 26th May

Thurs 16th June

Weston Way Primary

Therfield First

Mary Exton




Weds 29th June

Weds 13th July

Knights Templar


Highover JMI

Whitehill Junior /

High bury infants



All paperwork should be sent via schools fx to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Enquiries Emma Russell : 07958 421 871

Schools listed below will be on a reserve list :

Stonehill                                      Cockernhoe Endowed Primary

St Paul’s Walden                         Codicote Primary

Roman Way First                        St Andrews

St Marys Catholic Primary           The William Ransom

St Ippolyts CofE Primary              Preston

Hexton Primary                            Icknield First

The Grange                                  Ickleford Primary

Wilbury Junior                               Breachwood Green JMI

Our Lady Catholic Primary            Oughton Primary and Nursery

Offley Endowed JMI                      Purwell Primary

Barley First                                    Pirton

Hitchin Boys                                   Fearnhill



Handling Anger in Your Family

Funded by HCC and Free these 6 session CANparent Quality Award evidenced based courses are for parents living in Hertfordshire and parenting children from 5 to 11 years.

Facilitated by Lesley and Francine who are trainied, qualified and experienced facilitators and parents too with 20+ years personal and professional experience.

The courses are online via Zoom.

For more details, including how to book, download the flyers:


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