Resources and support for parents and carers

DSPL8 Resources and Support for parents and carers’

DSPL8 Parent/Carers Newsletter: Spring 2024

Dacorum Parent/Carers Course & Support: Spring 2023

DSPL8 Parent Carer Support: 2023-24

Dacorum Parenting Course Brochure – Spring 2024

Hertfordshire Family Centre Service: Family Support Service

Guide to Mental Health Support in Hertfordshire

DSPL8 SEND Acronym List

DSPL8 Autism Leaflet

DSPL8 Autism Resource Leaflet

Local Services and Resources for Parent/Carers’

WithYouth

Sandbox

Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners

Money Advice Unit

NESSie

Carers in Herts

Other links and resources

Link to Families First Portal https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/families-first/families-first.aspx

School nursing health for Kids and Teens  Parents/carer can make a referral for their child
https://www.hct.nhs.uk/our-services/school-nursing/

Health for Kids: https://www.healthforkids.co.uk/hertfordshire/

Health for Teens – free online advice  https://www.healthforteens.co.uk/

Tel Single point of access 0300 7770707

 School Family Workers – provide a free, confidential, impartial support and signposting service for local families.
Working with the Schools within this Partnership we are fortunate to be able to provide a wide range of activities within the local area already. These include:
• Parent Support Services – Each school has an allocated Family Support Worker who is available to work in school and with parents at home.
• Pupil Support Services – Our Partnership has Pupil Support Workers who are available to work with groups of children or with children on a one to one basis to support them with their behaviour, emotional wellbeing and how to overcome difficulties they may be facing.
• SEND Support – Our Partnership has a specialist Family Support Worker who works with families of children with SEND.
• Specialist Support – We work closely with a wide range of local and national agencies to help families access any form of support they may need.

Dacorum Family Services North East Telephone01442 401222 Ext. 5 – https://dacorumfamilyservices.org.uk/

Gade & Kings Langley School Family Support – Telephone 07538 232069 – https://www.gadeschoolsfamilysupport.co.uk/

Family Centres (was Childrens Centres) Telephone 0300 123 7572 https://www.hertsfamilycentres.org/family-centres.aspx

Just Talk Campaign  www.justtalkherts.org

Healthy Young Minds in Herts – website containing tips for parents and young people including a “Wellbeing signposting guide for young people”  and tips for parents. https://www.healthyyoungmindsinherts.org.uk/

5 ways to wellbeing  https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/mental-health-at-work/taking-care-of-yourself/five-ways-to-wellbeing/

The Hyperactive Childrens Support Group (HACSG) https://www.hacsg.org.uk/

Young Minds – Information for professionals, parents and young people experiencing a mental health crisis. Parent Helpline 0808 802 5544 Email parents@youngminds.org.uk
 https://youngminds.org.uk

Mind – National mental health charity offering an excellent range of materials on all aspects of depression . Telephone  0300 123 3393  https://www.mind.org.uk

Anxiety UK – Children and young people with Anxiety guide for parents https://www.moodcafe.co.uk/media/19579/cyp_parents_1_2_web.pdf

Dragonfly – Anxiety booklet for parents, carers and young people. https://dragonflyimpact.co.uk/anxiety-booklet-pdf/  

Supporting parents and young people into supported living https://www.learningdisabilities.org.uk/learning-disabilities/publications/thinking-ahead-planning-guide-families