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SEND Strategy Launch Events

Throughout the months of September and October, we will be hosting several events throughout the county to mark the launch of our new Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Strategy for Hertfordshire.

The 'SEND is Everybody’s Business' events are an opportunity to come and find out about services and organisations in your area that offer support and services to families with SEND.

There will be a wide range of organisations and people to speak to from across education, health and social care. We would also like to share with you the ambitions of the new SEND Strategy 2022 – 2025 and hear from you on how we can further support SEND families across Hertfordshire.

What is SEND Strategy?

The new SEND Strategy is a plan of action for developing and improving the SEND services for children and young people in Hertfordshire over the period 2022 - 2025.  This new strategy will replace the existing SEND Strategy.

Have your say on the draft SEND Strategy 2022 - 2025

Please email us with your thoughts, feedback and suggestions on the future of SEND services for Hertfordshire. Let us know if there are any events, groups or activities you would like to see in your local area.

sendstrategy@hertfordshire.gov.uk 

Who will be there? 

There will many SEND organisations and services from Hertfordshire represented at the launch events and you will have an opportunity to meet their representatives and chat with them about how the services could work for your family and how they could be improved.

To find out which organisations will be attending the event nearest to you, click on the links below:

Birchwood Community Centre, Hatfield

7 September 2021 10am - 2pm

Birchwood Community Centre, Longmead, Birchwood, Hatfield, AL10 0AN

Tea and Coffee will be available, plus cakes for sale, provided by Hertford-based charity, Mudlarks.

The Priory, Ware 


16 September 2021 - 10am - 2pm

The Priory, High Street, Ware, SG12 9AL

Niland Conference Centre, Bushey

22 September 2021 10am - 2pm

The Niland Centre - Rosary Priory, 93 Elstree Road, Bushey Heath, WD23 4EE

Tea and Coffee will be available, plus cakes for sale, provided by Hertford-based charity, Mudlarks.

Stevenage Football Club

1 October 2021 - 10am - 2pm

Stevenage Football Club, Broadhall Way, Stevenage, SG2 8RH

Tea and Coffee will be available, pus cakes for sale, provided by Hertford-based charity, Mudlarks.

SEND Strategy Webinars

If you are unable to attend any of the events but would like to hear more about the proposals for a new SEND Strategy, Herts Parent Carers Involvement will be running webinars, where you will be able to hear from Herts County Council about the new SEND Strategy, as well as access information about local services that may be available to you and your family.

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