Special Educational Needs

Services, Organisations and Resource Information Directory

Current as of August 2016

Directory of Services

Organisation/
Service
Area Local Contact Eligibility Website Link

Triage Team DSPL9
Delivering Specialist Provision Locally

 

Watford,
Three Rivers,
Bushey,
Radlett

jancrook@DSPL9.org.uk
07715 415894

joynicholl@dsplarea9.org.uk

07495126714

 

0-25
Support for Professionals, Parent/Carers, Young People & Children with multi-complex needs.

Directory of Services available electronically

Service Request and Initial Consultation forms are available upon request.

www.dsplarea9.org.uk

Keeping Children In Provision Locally

Countywide

 

0-25
Professional Referrals support to keep Children in Care with SEN in local provision

www.hertsdirect.org/dspl

 

Herts Parent Carer Involvement

Countywide

HPCI

P.O. Box 540
Garden City,
Herts, AL7 9LD

07840 360245
(message or text)

0-25

www.hertsparentcarers.org.uk

admin@hertsparentcarers.org.uk

 

Kids East & West Hubs

Countywide

Albanwood

Newhouse Crescent
Watford
WD25 7BZ

01923 676549

Holly Hunt

Information & support for Parent/Carers of disabled Children aged 0-19

Lending Library

www.kids.org.uk

holly.hunt@kids.org.uk

kirsty.russell@kids.org.uk

Youth Connexions

 

Countywide

Watford One Stop Shop

206-210, Lower High Street
Watford. WD17 2EL

01923 482828

13-25

www.youthconnexions-hertfordshire.org

youth.connections@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Borehamwood One Stop Shop

96, Shenley Road
Borehamwood
WD6 1EB

01442 454828

13-25

Hertfordshire Safeguarding Childrens Board

Countywide

HSCB Safeguarding Training

Professionals

www.hertssafeguarding.org.uk

Mencap

Watford
Three Rivers

The Old Town Hall

105 High Street,
Rickmansworth
WD3 1AN

01923 713636

 

www.watfordmencap.org.uk

admin@watfordmencap.org.uk

astuthridge@watfordmencap.org.uk

Community Support Manager:
Angela , 07789 175276

Carers In Herts (Parent Carers)

Countywide

The Red House,
119 Fore Street
Hertford
Hertfordshire
SG14 1AX

01992 586969

Parent Carers Information
Network

www.carersinherts.org.uk

contact@carersinherts.org.uk

 

harc

Hertfordshire branch of the
National Autistic Society

Countywide

P.O Box 450.
Hatfield
Hertfordshire
AL10 1EU

07836 667394

 

www.harc-online.org.uk

helpline@harc.org uk

support@harc.org.uk

National Autistic Society Helpline 0800 800 4104 open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday

Parent Partnership

Countywide

County Hall

Pegs Lane
Hertford
Hertfordshire
SG13 8DN

Up to 16 yrs

www.hertsdirect.org/parentpartnership

A personalised confidential service for parents to help you understand how SEN is assessed and managed

www.hertsdirect.org/parentpartnership

Hertsmere, Watford & Three Rivers

 

01442 453316

Karen Edwards

 

County Contact for Older Children

 

01992 555847

16yrs +

HAND

     

www.hertsdirect.org/HAND

Hertfordshire Additional Needs Database

Countywide

0300 123 4043

01992 556984

0-19

Support for Parent/Carers of a Child or Young Person with additional needs

Disabled Parents Network

Countywide

0300 3300 639

Disabled Parents Advocacy

www.disabledparentnetwork.org.uk

advocacy@disabledparentsnetwork.org.uk

ADD-vance

Countywide

5c, 35 High Street.
Sandridge.
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL4 9DD

01727 833963

Professional, Parent/Carers
support for Children with
ASD, Apergers, ADHD

www.add-vance.org

e-mail: Herts@add-vance.org.uk

Helpline: 01727 833963

 

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Herts Help Directory
Website

Countywide

HertsHelp

Hertlands House
Primett Road. Stevenage.
Herts. SG1 3EE

0300 456 2364

Local advice, information and support for all

www.hertsdirect.org/HertsHelp

info@hertshelp.net

 

   

PALMS

Countywide

St Albans Childrens Centre. Church Crescent. St Albans. AL3 5JB

01727 891151

Positive Behaviour, Autism, Learning Disability & Mental Health Service 0-19 years

www.hct.nhs.uk/our-services/palms/

 

Hope For Autism

 

01442 219981 – Linda Faupel

Parent run support group

www.hopeforautism.org

Support for Families in West Herts

 

9am to 3pm

 

HopeForAutismWH@yahoo.co.uk

 

Spring Board Education Watford
ASD/ADHD

 

01923 630408

Francesca Ntiamoah

16-24

www.hcsprovek.co.uk/stopgap
fntiamoah@nhc.ac.uk

Family Lives

Countywide

0808 800 2222
01707 630100 (Professionals)

 

www.familylives.org.uk
online link to advice and live chat.

Family Information Service

Countywide

0300 123 4045

 

www.hertsdirect.org

The Early Years Action Group (EYAG)

Countywide

County Hall
Pegs Lane
Hertford
Hertfordshire
SG13 8DF

01438 737500
01923 471500

0-5 years

www.hertsdirect.org

Multi-Agency Psychology Service (MAPS)

Professionals

Early Years Learning & Development

Parent/Carers

Families In Focus

Countywide

Contact Francine or Lesley
01442 219720

Free Parenting Courses
Special Needs Support
Parent Centred Parenting

www.familiesinfocus.co.uk

Current calendar of courses available on website

Living With ADHD

National

Three gateways to support for Parents/Carers, Teachers & Teenagers with ADHD

 

www.livingwithADHD.co.uk

www.hertsdirect.org

Community Learning Disability Team

Countywide

0300 123 4042

18 years +

Offering support and advice on health, benefits, rights, housing, finances, family issues, education, legal and social issues.

They also assess the needs of family carers and help them to support the person

Step-up Learning & Well-being Centre

South
Oxhey

39, Oxhey Drive,
South Oxhey
WD19 7SD

08444 772212 (option 4)

Advice & Information
Counselling
Education & Training
Peer Mentoring
Support Groups

www.hertmindnetwork.org

info@hertsmindnetwork.org

ASCEND
Training & Education, Life Skills, Well-being, Projects & Support

South Oxhey
Watford
Three Rivers

All Saints Church Centre

Gosforth Lane,
South Oxhey
WD19 7AX

0208 420 13644

Anyone living in South Oxhey, Watford & Three Rivers

Herts Young Homeless 16-25

www.ascend.org.uk

info@ascend.org.uk

 

Guideposts Trust

Watford
Three Rivers
Bushey

Henry Smith House
3-5 Etcourt Road. Watford
WD17 2PT

01923 223554

Adults 18+ with Learning
Difficulties and/or Mental
Health issues

www.guidepoststrust.org.uk

gpt@guidepoststrust.org.uk

 

Hert Inclusive Theatre Company

Prices: 5-18 yrs – £55.00 per term
Acting Up £5.00 per session

Watford

 

The James Theatre

Watford Grammar School for Boys
WD18 7JF

01923 986364

4-19yrs
Art Award for 13-25 yrs

 

www.hitproject.co.uk

admin@hit-theatre.org.uk
Mobile: 07857 986364

 

4AM

Music,arts, video production, Life &
Social Skills for Young People with Autism and Aspergers

Hemel
Hempstead

01442 261622
Trevor Dilks (Director)

14+ self referral

www.4-am.org.uk

four-am@hotmail.co.uk

ActOne ArtsBase

 Watford

Shelley Hamilton – 01582 621947

ActOne ArtsBase run weekly dance sessions for children and young adults with a range of physical disabilities and learning difficulties. We welcome everyone and those who attend, can develop their passion for dance, have fun and make friends. Our welcoming team includes ActOne trainees who, being  successful disabled artists, are an inspiration to everyone who comes along. Come and try it out at a free trial session. 

 5-15 & 15+

Self referral

 

www.artsbase.org.uk

email:mailto:shelley@artsbase.org.uk

Wednesdays at West Herts College, Watford. Younger group (5 – 15yrs) from 5.15pm until 6.30. Older group (15yrs +) from 6.30 until 7.50

 

Kids Can Achieve

 

 

 

Fees applicable – out of County Service

 

Pinner &
Harrow

Cedars Hall,
Chicheley Road
Harrow Weald
HA3 6QH

0208 420 2300

Holiday Schemes, After School Club and Youth Group Contact

2-19 yrs
Outreach Service Contact

helen.kingham@kidscanachieve.co.uk

ilias.kostalasa@kidscanachieve.co.uk

Otters Swimming Club

Borehamwood

Borehamwood Swimming Pool

The Venue

Contact Pat on
0208 207 6521

Disabled people of all ages or recovering from an accident

Every Saturday 4.30 – 5.30 pm

Carers Bereavement Group
Carers In Herts

Countywide

The Red House
119 Fore Street
Hertford. SG14 1AX

 

www.carersinherts.org.uk

Other Useful Websites

www.downs-syndrome.org.uk Provides information,support and advice for those with Down’s Syndrome and their Families
www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk Information and links to local Support Groups
www.epilepsynse.org.uk Provides information on many aspects of living with epilepsy. Offers a confidential helpline, resources and emotional support
www.fasdtrust.co.uk Information and support for Families andProfessionals and for those with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
www.hemihelp.org.uk A UK based charity for people with Hemiplegia and their Families
www.medicinesforchildren.org.uk Practical and reliable advice about giving medicines to your child
www.rarechromo.co.uk/html/home.asp Information on rare chromosome problems and disorders
www.scope.org.uk Information and support for Families who have a Child with Cerebral Palsy
Societyspectrumgirls@sky.com A social group for high functioning Autism and Aspergers – Girl of all ages
www.tourettes-action.org.uk Provides support to those affected by Tourettes Syndrome and Families, telephone helpline service and information available

 

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