The KIDS East and West HUBs offer information and support for parents and carers of disabled children and young people aged 0-19 in Hertfordshire.
Any parent or carer of a child aged 0-19 with any impairment can access the HUBs. You don’t need a referral, just call or email us. You can also drop in but please call first in case we are out! Professional enquiries also welcome.
We can offer free and impartial support via phone, email and face to face (including home visits). For more information about the services and support each of these HUBs provides, click on the relevant HUB below.
KIDS East HUB Divot Place, Hamels Drive, Hertford SG13 7SP
T: 01992 504013 (please call before visiting, in case we are out!) or email us.
KIDS West HUB Albanwood, Newhouse Crescent, Watford WD25 7BZ
T: 01923 676549 (please call before visiting, in case we are out!) or email us.
Both sites are accessible for disabled people, including accessible toilet facilities to meet the requirements of wheelchair users.
|Organisation||Target group||Website||Latest Newsletter|
|Phoenix Group for Deaf Children||For young people who have a hearing impairment||http://www.phoenixgroup.org.uk/|
|ADD Vance||Information, training and advice for professionals, support for children, adults and families on issues relating to Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)||http://www.add-vance.org/|
|The Play Doctors||Support for children who are visual learners in school, early years and at home.||http://www.theplaydoctors.co.uk/||Jan Newsletter|
|The Owl Centre||Private Speech and language therapy, music therapy, behavioural advice and autism support. Fees apply||http://www.theowltherapycentre.co.uk/|
Reforms to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Hertfordshire
As part of the reforms to how we deliver the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) service for children and young people in Hertfordshire, the local authority has a statutory duty, together with ourselves as partners, to develop and publish a ‘Local Offer’
The Local Offer is a central source of information about support, services and activities available for children and young people with SEND and their families.
Visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/localoffer to find up to date information about provision and support in Hertfordshire.
- Meets the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), aged 0-25, as close to home as possible.
- Improves outcomes for wellbeing and attainment
- Widens choice for children and parers/carers
- removes barriers to learning
- uses resources effectively
DSPL 7 Website now available here