In this issue:

Plans for additional £5m funding announced for SEND services in Hertfordshire

You may have already seen news of Councillor Richard Roberts, Leader of Hertfordshire County Council, who announced plans to invest additional funding into SEND, at a full council meeting last Tuesday 23 May.

We will now work alongside officers and key stakeholders on an implementation plan for these proposals, which will go to panel in June and then Cabinet in July, and will share more details on the plan later in the year.

Read more about the additional £5m funding.

HPCI survey on Alternative Provision (ages 5-18)

Herts Parent Carer Involvement are running a survey to understand the views and experiences of families whose children are using or have accessed Alternative Provision (AP). If your child or young person (age 5-18) is currently accessing AP, or has done in the last 6 months, please do give your views (the survey is open until Sunday 4 June).
If you're not sure what Alternative Provision is, or whether your child’s provision is included, there is further information about this on the survey.

Autism/ ADHD support survey for children and young people and parent carers (ages 9 - 16)

We would like to offer some more support to children and young people to help them to understand their Autism and/ or ADHD. In order for us to fully understand the needs of families and what they would like the support to look like, we would like to seek the views of parent/carers and young people. 

We have developed 2 online surveys (which are open until Tuesday 6 June):

The surveys shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes to complete. Please feel free to share widely with more families if you feel they would like to feedback, too.

Food aid providers in Hertfordshire (all ages)

Many families are still struggling to make ends meet with the cost of living crisis. If you know someone affected by this, this very useful directory of Hertfordshire based food aid providers (PDF) from Public Health might help. Information on the food aid providers can also be viewed online in the Hertfordshire Directory.


View all events and activities.

New Heart Heroes Hub for Hertfordshire - for children affected by heart conditionsHeart Heroes Hub poster

An opportunity for children to play together whilst the adults had some space to talk to other families.

ADD-Vance - Supporting the transition to Primary

Tuesday 6 June - 10am - 11.30am

A workshop to explore ways of supporting children with the move to primary school

Families in Focus - Handling anger in your family (primary school aged children)

6 week course, starting 8 June at 9.30am

A  course for parents of primary aged children providing practical & proven techniques to reduce angry meltdowns in your family.

Inclusive Football Sessions - St Albans City Youth Football Club

Saturday 10 June 10.30am

We run fun football sessions during term time every Saturday for individuals who have a disability, additional needs or who are finding mainstream football tricky.