December 2021

Families First News

Local area news

North Herts & Stevenage

Update from North Herts/Stevenage early help services:-


Offer support for people with Drugs & Alcohol issues. 4 hubs – Stevenage & North Herts, Watford, Hatfield and Hertford.  Also have co-located teams that work across the county e.g. Young People’s team, Hidden Harm (young people effected by parental substance misuse), Criminal Justice team (working in prisons), Family Safeguarding team.  Back to face-to-face working with clients via groups and one-to-ones in the Hub.  For referrals Click here>

Mind in Mid Herts

Mind in Mid Herts are offering a mix of virtual and face-to-face support.  They offer one to one support, social support & friendship groups and active groups, including – Wellbeing group, Art group, Women’s group, football, Walk & Talk.  They have recently started Young People’s Counselling and a Befriending service.

The For Baby’s Sake Trust

Trauma Insight Training will be rolled out from Monday 6th December.  Two sessions will take place every month via the Safeguarding Children Partnership (lunch & learn events), this is supported by funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner to the Home Office domestic abuse perpetrator fund.  Funding has also been used to sustain and extend For Baby’s Sake services across Hertfordshire.

The Citizens Advice

The Stevenage Citizens Advice recently shared some data for Stevenage at the Families First Partnership Group and this presentation can be viewed here.

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