September 2020

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Watford and Three Rivers Bulletin

Watford and Three Rivers - News Bulletin

Updated September 2020

We are collating the updates we receive for the services into district bulletins. If you would like to include your service update/news for this area please email and please put "Newsletter update" in the subject box, thank you.

For countywide updates, please also visit our Partner Updates page.

Three Rivers District Council

The Three Rivers DC bulletin (and previous bulletins) can be found here


Empower is a mental wellbeing and physical activity programme for boys and girls aged between 9-12 years. Each cohort lasts 48 weeks and is split into three distinctive phases. More information can be found here.

Watford and Three Rivers, Family Centre Service - Family Support Service

We remain committed to the ongoing delivery of family support services. The Family Support Team continue to deliver tailor made packages of support on a 1:1 basis with families via telephone calls and accompanying resources which are emailed to families to support discussions. Professionals and parents can continue to submit referrals via the following website: We encourage professionals to contact the Team Leader prior to completing a referral form to discuss support (please contact 0300 123 7572 and ask to speak to the Family Support Team Leader)

The Early Start team are still delivering sessions, albeit in a different way, though Facebook Live videos for Rhyme Time, Baby Sing & Play and Story Time sessions – search “Watford & Three Rivers Family Centre Service”.  Other important information is also posted daily, as well as on our Instagram page “hertswatford3riversfcs”. We continue to offer 1:1 Breastfeeding and Introduction to Solids advice via calling 0300 123 7572, where families are directed to a qualified member of the team for support.  Referrals can still be made via the website above for any emerging needs work with families.

YC Hertfordshire Services for Young People - Watford and Three Rivers

YCYC Hertfordshire is currently providing a wide range of online and telephone one-to-one and group support for young people. Referrals for support can be made via:

Young people; their parents/carers or professionals can also make contact by calling 0300 123 7538; via email at or by texting 'SUPPORT' to 07860 065185


A range of online Youth Work projects are running and will change according to need. Current ones (as at 20.5.20) are listed here but please see for latest information.

South West Herts Partnership

Download the recent newsletter here 



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