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Welcome to this April edition of SEND News, featuring the stories and updates from our services and partners on how they continue to support families of children/young people with special educational needs or disabilities in times when they cant meet with them

A special welcome from Jo Fisher, Operations Director, Children & Young People of Hertfordshire County Council

We’ve been in lockdown now for over a month and I hope you are adjusting to the considerable changes it will have brought to you and your families.

We are also very aware of how many of you will be facing increased challenges at home without normal arrangements for respite care or the school support you need and we urge you to please contact your key worker or support group and reach out for support if you need it. Don’t forget the numerous online resources available as well – some are mentioned in the articles in this SEND news, and the Local Offer COVID-19 resources  and CORONA VIRUS updates, are managed daily. Our services are all adapting and working in these different ways we want to ensure we stay in touch with you and share some of the key information that is being provided by both the government and our partners.

I’d also like to say how proud I am of all of our teams who are working hard to adapt to new ways of keeping in touch and supporting you.

You can read how some of them are doing this in this issue which I hope you enjoy reading. Do use the resources, guidelines and links you’ll find listed, and hope you find them useful.

Best wishes to you and your families, keep safe and keep in touch.



Are you facing new challenges while schools are closed?

Call our dedicated contact helpline on

01992 588574

Monday - Friday if you wish to speak to either a

Specialist Advisory Teacher in the morning, 10am-2pm or 

Educational Psychologist in the afternoon, 2pm-4pm


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