June 2021

Families First News

Front page - Welcome

Welcome Message

Dear partners and colleagues,

Welcome to the latest edition of Families First News and as always, we have another full publication.

We start by bringing you news of a service name and structure change within Children's Services which brings the below services into one portfolio which is Family Support and Young People's Services under the leadership of Jackie Clementson.

We will be running some individual articles on each of the services over the next few editions but to start with you can find out more about Safe Space and the Homeless Prevention team that sits within Family Support. Also, you may already be aware that YC Hertfordshire has also been renamed and is now called Services for Young People (SfYP), you can find out more here  

We have also taken this opportunity to remove "Families First" from team names, as this is the brand name for all the early help services within Hertfordshire, and it is often perceived as being misleading that our teams were called Families First when Families First is not a team! We hope this will make it clearer and reinforce the brand message.

It wouldn't be the same without a survey!

This particular survey is well worth a push, please take a look at the Hertfordshire Personal Safety Survey (Violence Against Women & Girls) from the County Community Safety Unit (CCSU) who are currently producing a needs assessment on Violence Against Women and Girls.

Don't forget to keep your eye on our grants page that we host on the professionals area of the Families First portal along with our Workforce Development page on the portal.

We hope you enjoy this edition of Families First News and please encourage your teams to sign up to receive their own copy!

As always, please do let us have your comments and suggestions for what you would like included in future editions by emailing familiesfirst.support@hertfordshire.gov.uk.

Happy reading!

Kind regards 
The Development Team

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