For parents

The ADD Vance ADHD and Autism Trust
ADD-vance is a dedicated group of professionals, who also happen to be parents of children affected by ADHD and/ or Autism. Their services include; training and consultancy, coaching, monthly support group meetings in Hertfordshire, plus a telephone helpdesk 01727 833963.
Baby Clinics (Hertfordshire Family Centre Service)
Find your nearest baby clinic, breastfeeding support group, or download the growth charts and advice sheets provided by Hertfordshire Family Centre. If you prefer to speak to a Health Visitor, call the Family Centre Service on 0300 123 7572
Childline provides advice, help and support online and on the phone anytime 0800 11 11. Please contact Childline about anything causing you upset or concerns.
Children's Schools and Services
Find here all school related information, provided by Hertfordshire County Council, including; term dates, transport and early years.
CHEXS offers targeted support to families, children and young people with low confidence and self – esteem attributed to low academic attainment. By working with the whole family, CHEXS helps parents build strong, positive relationships and trust with their child. They work with young people through a variety of innovative projects designed to build self-esteem, team-work, problem-solving and tangible skills.
Healthy Start
Healthy Start, offers vouchers for food, formula and vitamins. You may qualify if you're at least 10 weeks pregnant / have a child under 4 AND you get benefits (Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Child Tax Credit, Pension Credit, or Universal Credit)
0345 607 6823
Hertfordshire Family Centre Service
Whether you need help and support or just a good messy play, find your local hub at the Hertfordshire Family Centre Service, to discover what's on and where.
Home Start
Being a parent has never been easy. It can be lonely, frustrating, heart breaking and over-whelming. Life-changing events can happen to anyone. That is why Home-Start is ready to support families through their toughest times. Every volunteer is trained to work with you to build on your strengths and give you the support that you tell us that you need.
Family Lives
Family Lives provide families professional, non-judgmental support and advice for all members of the family to freely access. They provide a helpline, extensive advice on their website, befriending services, and parenting/relationship support groups. Nearly all services are accessible at no charge to parents, 365 days a year.
Herts Young Homeless
hyh has a variety of FREE services open to all 16 – 24 year olds who are homeless or threatened with homelessness, and also provide a Health Service which has no upper age limit. hyh provide information and expert support as well as emergency accommodation through their Nightstop Herts scheme.
National Autistic Society (Hertfordshire branch)
The NAS Hertfordshire branch is run entirely by volunteers and welcomes all autistic adults, children and family members. They organise activities as well as acting as a source of information on local events and services.
If you're worried about a child call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000. Everything they do protects children and prevents abuse. Child abuse is when a child is intentionally harmed by an adult or another child – it can be over a period of time but can also be a one-off action. It can be physical, sexual or emotional and it can happen in person or online. It can also be a lack of love, care and attention – this is neglect.
Pro-Action is a charity covering a wide range of children and young people’s interests (5 to 18 year olds, while also including 19 to 25 year olds with learning difficulties and/or disabilities).
SEND (0-25 years) Special Education Needs & Disabilities
Special Education Needs & Disabilities: Find all the Services and guidance you need from education and childcare, to things to do and more.
YC Hertfordshire
Enabling young people to succeed, YC Hertfordshire provides youth work projects and programmes, information, advice, guidance, work related learning, outdoor education and support for young people aged 13-19 (to 24 for young people with learning disabilities).
One YMCA believe every young person should be given the opportunity to belong, contribute and thrive in their community. They provide safe accommodation, nursery and children centres, gyms, community hubs, and a range of programmes and services - working with all ages, faiths and backgrounds.