• 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.



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"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.

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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.

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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




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.

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

Children may be experiencing a wide range of emotions during this transition, from fear and anxiety to excitement and enthusiasm. Even positive emotions can be unsettling to children.

Suggestions in the following flyer are designed to make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone.


Supporting Children with Learning Disability/ASD Coping with COVID-19 Isolation



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