Book now: children's centre briefing – 28 September 2017

The next children’s centre briefing is on Thursday 28 September 2017, 9.30am – 12.30pm. Book your place now.

Registration, coffee and networking will start from 9am.

This briefing will provide the latest information and news. Topics will include:

  • results and information from the public consultation and what this means
  • satisfaction survey
  • premises open days
  • support for staff (Learning & Development)
  • updates from Family Services Commissioning and Herts for Learning.

This briefing session is for all current children’s centre group managers, their deputies and lead agency representatives.

The venue for this will be Mill Green Golf Club, Gypsy Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 4TY.

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New Local Offer poster

Please use this poster for advertising the Local Offer within your children's centers.


Volunteers needed for the Hertfordshire Branch of the National Autistic Society (NAS)

The branch supports autistic people and their families in lots of different ways, for example by providing advice to people, running support groups, fundraising locally and campaigning for more awareness and understanding.

Volunteers are needed to sit on the committee of the branch; this involves meeting every 4-6 weeks for a couple of hours to help the rest of the branch decide what things are needed locally, help the branch keep running their activities and help to set up new ones.

The branch also needs volunteers to:

  • help with their social media
  • marketing
  • speaking to local people
  • help recruit even more volunteers.

Please promote this within your centres and send completed application forms to Rhiane.green@nas.org.uk 

Hertfordshire news

Strong Partners Strong Communites Voluntary Sector conference 2017

Hertfordshire County Council's Adult Care Services and Children’s Services will be jointly hosting the annual Strong Partners Strong Communites Voluntary Sector conference 2017.

This conference is for anyone with a vested interest in how the voluntary and community sector and public sector work together across Hertfordshire. The event will take place on Monday 9 October 2017, 9.30am - 4.00pm

You can book your place and find more information here.

Parents on the Autistic Spectrum Support group (PASS group)

The Parents on the Autistic Spectrum Support group (PASS group) will be holding drop in sessions once a month for parents who are on the autistic spectrum themselves with children of any age.

The sessions will be between 12:30pm and 2:30pm at the South Hill Centre, Hemel Hempstead on the following dates:

  • Friday 22 September 2017
  • Friday 27 October 2017
  • Friday 24 November 2017
  • Friday 15 December 2017.

The group aims to provide a safe, supportive, understanding and friendly environment for those adults in Hertfordshire who are seeking:

  • friendship and networking with other autistic parents
  • understanding and information around their diagnosis and sensory processing challenges
  • advice, signposting, support and information about an array of services in Hertfordshire and nationally
  • guest professionals from different agencies, charities and local organisations for specialist advice
  • a place to bring their children who will have access to a crèche worker to provide activities whilst parents can access support and chat
  • baby changing facilities and refreshments included free of charge.

Please email hannah.bridle@hertfordshire.gov.uk for more information and for a referral form or call 01442453535.


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