Parents/Carers & Families

Services, Organisations and Resource Information

current as of August 2016

Directory of Services

Organisation/Service Area Contact No Contact Website

DSPL Area 9 Triage Team

Watford, Three Rivers, Bushey & Radlett

07715 415894

Jan Crook

Triage Lead

www.dsplarea9.org.uk

South West Herts Partnership
The Beech House,
95a Gammons Lane, Watford
Herts WD24 5TY

 

South & West Herts

 

07925 417186

 

Kathy Buchanan

 

referral via Child’s School

         
Thriving Families
Otley Way Family Centre
South Oxhey. Watford
Herts
Watford & Three Rivers 0208 428 5434

Karen Dorney

www.hertsdirect.org

Thriving Families

(Bushey & Radlett)

Welwyn Hatfield & Hertsmere 01438 845400

Ola Siluwade

www.hertsdirect.org

Criteria: Worklessness, Anti-social Behaviour, Drug & Alcohol issues, threat of homelesness, mental ill-health, poor schools attendance

The service request form is available on the HertsDirect link above.

Please complete and forward the service request form to: protectedreferrals.cs@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Service request forms can also be sent via post to: Customer Service Centre, P.O. Box 153, Stevenage, SG1 2GH

One Herts One Family
Thomas Bellamy House
Bedford Road. Hatfield
Hertfordshire SG5 1HL
Countywide

01462 442442

Direct Referral

Brenda Evans

OneHertsinfo@wdp.org.uk

http://www.wdp.org.uk

Oldest child between 5 & 10 years

Criteria: Domestic Violence, Drug & Alcohol, Mental Ill- Health,

Support Offered: Family Therapy, Couples Counselling, 1-1 Therapy, practical support, parenting, parenting groups, therapeutic play

Serious Debt — Child Protection cases NOT taken

Family Lives
3rd Floor Culpitt House
74-78 Town Centre, Hatfield
Hertfordshire. AL10 0JW

Countywide

0808 800 2222

Helpline

 

www.familylives.org.uk

extensive range of support, advice and resources for parents of babies through to teens, inc. additional needs, stress, challenging behaviour, transition, parents in custody and more

Targeted Youth Support Team
Hertfordshire County Council
Hemel Hempstead. Herts
HP3 9BF

Countywide

Refer via Targeted Advice Service

Professional Referral

run aways, family breakdown crisis support, Parenting Programmes
1-1 keywork support for young offenders, young people in care
10-18 years – Offenders
13 years + welfare
up to 21 years Leaving Care
Up to 25 years with a disability

Net Mums

National

Website

Parents

http://www.netmums.com/southherts

Parenting advice and information from pregnancy onward

Barnardos

National

Website

Parents

www.barnados.org.uk

Provide support, advice, resources and a newsletter

Young Minds

National

helpline

0808 802 5544

Parents & Professionals

http://www.youngminds.org.uk/

Parents Survival Guide. Support with children of all ages and needs

Home Start

Family Group at Otley Way
Family Centre 9.30 – 11.30
every Wednesday Term Time

Watford
Three Rivers
Bushey

7, Lords Street
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD17 2LL

Professional Referrals

Self referral by phone

01923 248010

http://www.homestart.org

mailto:enquiries@home-start.org

http://www.home-start.org

HAFLS
Hertfordshire Adult & Family Learning Service

Countywide

01992 588756
01992 556194

 

www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn/hafls

hafls@hertfordshire.gov.uk

a wide range of courses and learning opportunities

ASCEND

South Oxhey
Watford
Three Rivers

0208 420 1364

All Saint’s Church
Gosforth Lane
South Oxhey
WD19 7AX

www.ascend.org.uk

Advice & Guidance, Life Skills, Learning, Projects & Crafts

ESOL, Job Club

BME (Black Minority,Ethnic) Advocacy Service

Countywide

 

 

www.channelmogo.org

 

Supporting children parents and carers in reard to racial discrimination

Step Up

Affiliated to ASCEND & Herts Mind Network

South Oxhey
Watford
Three Rivers

0208 428 6725

39 Oxhey Drive
South Oxhey
WD19 7SD

www.ascend.org.uk

Drop-In, Training, Meeting Rooms, Counselling for adults

Hert Young Homeless Group

Professional or self referrals

Countywide

01707 272769

 

www.hyh.org.uk

Mediation Service to prevent home/family relationship breakdown for 16-25 years – threat of homelessness

Floating support for young homeless people or those living independently 16-24 years

Under 16’s mediation service for family breakdown

Free Helpline

0844 8330933

Mediation Hertfordshire

Countywide

01442 268044
01442 243402

 

Community, Peer and workplace mediation and conflict resolution

Cruse Bereavement Care

Countywide

 

The Old Court House
St Albans Road East
Hatfield

www.cruse-hertfordshire.org.uk

office@cruse-hertfordshire.org.uk

Adult Helpline

01707 278389

Children & Young People Helpline

01707 264293

The Refugee Council

therapeutic services
employment & integration service
help for children

National

020 7346 6700
020 7346 1134

 

www.refugeecouncil.org.uk

support for unaccompanied asylum seekers, single refugees & asylum seekers and families

therapeutic@refugeecouncil.org.uk

rij@refugeecouncil.orgg.uk

children@refugeecouncil.org.uk

Domestic Violence, Crime and Abuse Support

These sites provide quick safe exit and track covering for safety

Organisation/Service Area Contact No Contact Website

The Sunflower Centre

Watford

    http://www.hertssunflower.org

Support for men, women, young people and children

victims of domestic violence and crime

Domestic Abuse

01923 215180

Race & Hate Crime

01923 472085

Advice in Watford

01923 215186

Advice in Three Rivers

01923 727231

         

National Domestic Violence

Victim Support

Helpline

0808 2000 0247

 

free 24 hour support and advice – Women’s Aid

www.womensaid.org.uk

         

The Hideout

National

website

 

www.thehideout.org.uk

A site for Children & Young People experiencing domestic abuse

Victim Support

Countywide

0845 3030900

 

www.victimsupport.org.uk

confidential emotional support and practical advice

Mermaids UK

National

0844 334 0550

mobile: 0344 334 0550

CHARGEABLE

 

www.mermaidsuk.org.uk

Family and individual support for children and teenagers with gender identity issues

Childline

National

0800 11 11

 

www.childline.org.uk

advice and online chat with a counsellor
sexual abuse and violence support
Crime and The Law information
Parent in Prison support and message board
Parental Drug & Alcohol Abuse information, support and advice

Broken Rainbow

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender

Domestic Violence & Hate Crime Support

National

0300 999 5428

 

www.brokenrainbow.org.uk

confidential information, advice and support, on-line chat with an advisor

 

freephone

0800 999 5428

Action on Elder Abuse

Helpline

0808 808 8141

free and confidential

www.elderabuse.org.uk

Confidential advice on support for any type of abuse of older people

office

0208 835 9280

Jewish Womens Aid

Helpline

0808 801 0500

 

www.jwa.org.uk

advice@jwa.org.uk

info@jwa.org.uk

office

0208 445 8060

Solas Anois

NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Helpline

0808 802 5565

 

www.solacewomensaid.org.uk

Support and outreach service for Irish Traveller Women

specialist refuge and resettlement service

Muslim Womens Network UK

Contact

0121 236 9000

 

http://www.mwnuk.org.uk/

mailto:contact@mwnuk.org.uk

Confidential support and advice for women only

inc. FGM and forced marriage

mobile

07415 206936

Marie Stopes

Pregnancy advice

Termination/Abortion advice and support

Contraception Advice

Sexually Transmitted Disease advice and support

1-1 Counselling

Vasectomy

National

Nearest Clinic

87 Mattock Lane. Ealing. W5 5BJ

Young People

Adults

www.mariestopes.org.uk

Email: services@mariestopes.org.uk

Helpline

0333 331 7833 (24hrs)

Aftercare

0345 122 1441 (24hrs)

Open

Monday -Saturday 7.45am to 6pm

Family Planning Association

Contraception and Pregnancy Advice

Health Advice

National

0845 122 8690

Parents to be

www.fpa.org.uk

Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for over 18’s Mon-Fri 8-4 0808 178 4448 www.hertssunflower.org
         
         
         

Other Useful Websites

www.familiesinfocus.co.uk 01442 219720 Free Parenting courses for managing anger, additional needs and much more
www.mind.org.uk/family life   advice and resources to support family life
www.relate.org.uk/teens 0300 100 1234 live web chat available for Parents/Carers
www.relatewatford.org.uk   support for family relationships

www.hertshelp.org

0300 123 4044

text hertshelp to 81025

Email: info@hertshelp.net
http://www.hertsdirect.org.uk   Family Information Service – directory of organisations & resources providing support
www.hopesupport.org.uk   supporting Young People through a family health crisis.
www.barnardos.org.uk   providing support, advice, resources aand a newsletter sign-up
www.hertfordshireppp.co.uk 01992 638000 Hertfordshire Practical Parenting Community – 1-1 advice and guidance
www.hertschildrenscentres.org.uk   Information about Hertfordshires Children’s Centres
www.fpa.org.uk   advice and practical help on pregnanacy, contraception, unwanted pregnancy, sexual health
www.bpas.org 03457 304030 Information and advice on pregnancy, support for men and young people
www.mariestopes.org.uk 0333 331 5355 Support for unwanted pregnancy, sexual health
www.gingerbread.org.uk freephone: 0808 802 0925 support for lone parents, Mums and Dads of all ages
www.oneparentfamilies.org.uk      
hertsdvhelpline@hotmail.co.uk 08088 088088 open10am to 8pm Monday to friday

Leisure Activities

Active Kids

learn to swim from 5 months old.

Membership required

Watford Leisure Centre 01923 296750

Watford Leisure Centre Woodside 01923 892710

everyoneactive.com

Stagecoach Theatre Arts School, Singing, Dance & Drama for local children.

Fridays after school at Little Green School, Croxley Green WD3 3NJ

Saturdays: The Russell School Chorleywood WD3 5RR

01923 771291 e-mail: chorleywood@stagecoach.co.uk
     
     
     
     
     

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