• 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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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:

 

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

HPCI Autumn Term Webinars are free and open to book now!

SEN Support in Mainstream Schools – for families whose child may have a special educational need but does not have an EHCP.

Wednesday 8 September (10:00 – 11:00) or Thursday 9 September (19:30 – 20:30)

EHC Needs Assessments part 1 – What is an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment? Does my child need one and how do I request one?

Wednesday 15 September (10:00 – 11:00) or Thursday 16 September (19:30 – 20:30)

SEND Strategy – for parents and carers who are not able to attend one of the SEND Strategy Community events and would like to hear from Herts County Council about their proposals for a new SEND Strategy.

Friday 17 September (10:00 – 11:00) or Wednesday 29 September (19:30 – 20:30)

Understanding the Local Offer – this session will help you understand what the Local Offer is and how to navigate the website.

Friday 24 September (10:00 – 11:00)

Choosing a secondary school

Wednesday 6 October (10:00 – 11:00)

Choosing a primary school

Wednesday 13 October (19:30 – 20:30)

EHC Needs Assessments part 2 – weeks 6-12 of the 20-week process

Wednesday 20 October (10:00 – 11:00) or Thursday 21 October (19:30 – 20:30)

Tribunals part 1 – How to lodge your appeal

Tuesday 2 November (10:00 – 11:00) or Wednesday 3 November (19:30 – 20:30)

Making Meetings Matter

Thursday 11 November (10:00 – 11:00)

EHCP Annual Reviews

Tuesday 16 November (10:00 – 11:00) or Wednesday 17 November (19:30 – 20:30)

Tribunals part 2 – After you have lodged your appeal

Tuesday 30 November (10:00 – 11:00) or Wednesday 1 December (19:30 – 20:30)

EHC Needs Assessments part 3 - Assessment Feedback / EHCP Planning meeting and beyond

Tuesday 7 December (10:00 – 11:00) or Wednesday 8 December (19:30 – 20:30)

For full details about each webinar, please visit www.hertsparentcarers.org.uk/webinars

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.

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