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We have Family Support Service Early Years SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) Champions working in partnership with Health Visiting SEND Champions, to provide joined up support across the county. The role ensures families are linked into family centre services helping to get the best outcomes for Hertfordshire children.

Champions support families who have children with SEND by providing information, advice, guidance and a listening ear. They also link with specialist services and partners to enable signposting to the right support.

They have an understanding of the challenge families can face when trying to navigate information and finding the right support for their child, and can signpost to local support groups and help with accessing the Hertfordshire Local Offer.

The champion’s role also involves cascading up to date information regarding SEND to colleagues within the Family Support Service, providing support and advice to those working with families with children with SEND.

To find out more or access support, phone 0300 123 7572.

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