Local Links

Local organisations providing general SEND support and information for parents
Here are the contact details and information about organisations that may be able to provide support and information for parents and carers.

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.

Hertfordshire Local Offer - Herts County Council website area all about SEND 0 - 25 years

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.

DSPL - Developing Special Provision Locally - a Hertfordshire only education initiative
DSPL is a Hertfordshire-wide partnership approach where parents, carers, staff in early years settings and schools, further education colleges, local authority officers and representatives from other agencies, work together as part of an Area Group, to ensure that there are a range of provision and support services available in their local community that :

  • 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