• 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.

Forums

Forums

SENCO, Family Support Worker and Nessie Forums.

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Family Lives are delivering 3 online parenting groups, funded by Herts County Council, in the Autumn term for targeted parents/carers.

Bringing Up Confident Children for Parents of Children with ADHD/ASD (6 weeks)

Thursday 16th September to 21st October 9.30am to 11.30am

This programme provides support, information and resources to parents/carers and adult family members so they can help their child reach their full potential.

Sessions will cover :

* ADHD - a whole-family issue

* Understanding your child’s behaviour

* Helping your child manage their feelings and outbursts

* Balancing support of siblings

* Learning new parenting strategies to address challenging behaviour and to make a difference in your family life

 

 

Getting on with your Pre Teen/Teenager (6 weeks)

Tuesday 28th September to 9th November  7pm – 9pm

This group is aimed at families with a FFA, CIN, CP OR Youth Justice Plan but places also available for parents wanting to gain an understanding of the feelings & needs underlying teenager behaviour and knowledge and skills to develop a more positive relationship. Course content may vary depending on needs of the group.

* Risky behaviour online through social media

* Attraction to or involvement in gangs

* Alcohol and/or drugs, early sex, self-harming, crime and anti-social behaviour, aggressive and challenging behaviour

 

Bringing Up Confident Children for Parents of Children with ADHD/ASD (6 weeks)

Thursday 11th November to 9th December 7pm to 9pm

This programme provides support, information and resources to parents/carers and adult family members so they can help their child reach their full potential.

Sessions will cover :

* ADHD - a whole-family issue

* Understanding your child’s behaviour

* Helping your child manage their feelings and outbursts

* Balancing support of siblings

* Learning new parenting strategies to address challenging behaviour and to make a difference in your family life

 

 

Here is the link to our referral form  Family Lives Referral Form, this form can be used for self-referrals and for referrals from professionals for parents/careers who live in Hertfordshire or whose children attend a Hertfordshire school

Are you a parent/carer of a child with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the UK?

  • Tell us how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted onyou and your child.
  • Tell us what worked well and what more needs tobe done for your child with SEND.

What will it involve?

  • The views of parents of children with SEND and their childrenaged 5-15 years.
  • The survey will take about 20-25 minutes to fill out.
  • There are lots of different ways in the survey for children withSEND to share their views.
  • The link to the survey and more information is below:-

https://ljmupsych.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2lOxlXLWHxHzQFg

Are you a professional who works with children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the UK?

  • Do you work in schools, health or social care settings,within local authorities or developing policy for childrenwith SEND?
  • Can you help us identify what has worked well and whathas been challenging for children with SEND in yourservice during the COVID-19 pandemic and what needsto be done to support children with SEND movingforward?

What will taking part involve?

  • It will involve sharing your views in a short (10-15 minute)anonymous online survey.
  • The link to the survey and more information link is below:-

https://ljmupsych.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2lOxlXLWHxHzQFg

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

https://surveys.hertfordshire.gov.uk/s/XFEVX8/

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.

www.add-vance.org

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

http://splinx.co.uk/21-Charities-and-Trusts-that-help-and-support-families-with-disabled-children-in-the-UK.html

 

 

Welcome. Welcome to this April edition of SEND News, featuring the stories and updates from our services and partners on how they continue to support families of children/young people with special educational needs or disabilities in times when they cant meet with them.

Click hear to read more.

The next few weeks (and possibly months) will be a particularly difficult time for children and families, whilst schools are closed and we are advised to self-isolate or socially distance ourselves from our friends and family. Our normal structure and routine will be out of the window. This information pack aims to support parents of children with an ASD or LD during this tricky time and will hopefully make things a little more manageable.

Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious. If your child is unwell it isWhilst coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious. If your child is unwell it islikely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself.

Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice to stay at home duringthis period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured.Remember that NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care thatthey have always done. Here is some advice to help:

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) has tailored its Healthy Hub service to provide residents with information, advice and support in response to the Cor onavirus (COVID - 19) pandemic.

This will include how to:

• stay mentally well and physically active whilst staying at home
• access essential items such as food and medication
• receive financial support
• entertain and engage children
• stay socially connected
• volunteer your help

Residents can contact the Healthy Hub by calling the hotline on 01462 474 111 which is open from Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. Alternatively, send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website: www.healthyhubnorthherts.co.uk

Cllr Judi Billing, NHDC’s Executive Member for Community Engagement said: “It’s a really worrying time for everyone, so please remember that if you need help, you are not alone. The knowledgeable Healthy Hub team can offer tips and advice about how to cope , direct you towards any support you may need and let you know how you can volunteer to help others, so do get in touch with them and they will be very happy to help”.

For information about how NHDC is helping to support residents and businesses and for updates on any disruption to Council services go to www.north-herts.gov.uk/home/emergency-planning/coronavirus-covid-19

Additional information:

• Please note residents who have a medical condition which makes them extremely vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19) will have received a letter from the NHS. This will entitle them to accessing support services from Government. These individuals will be requir ed to register and tell Government whether they need support. Further information can be found here www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable
• Residents not deemed extremely vulnerable but who are self-isolating and in need of support from volunteers can visit www.hertshelp.net , email info@ hertshelp.net or call HertsHelp on 0300 123 4044.
• If you would like to help your community at this time, TeamHerts is leading the response across Hertfordshire and is in need of support from volunteers. Residents, services and community groups who would like to volunteer can visit www.thvolunteering.org.uk

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