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Families First

Information, advice and guidance for families can be found through the Families First services. 


Families First


We all experience problems at some time and we want to help you find the early help, information and support you may need before a situation becomes a crisis.


By providing early help to families and overcoming problems before they get worse we can:

  • enable children to live and thrive in a family environment;
  • contribute actively to finding solutions to the issues faced;
  • give families choices to find the right kind of support for their needs in the local area;
  • recognise and build on the strengths of the family and improve their situation with support.


We aim to ensure all key partner agencies take a joined up approach and together make the best use of their resources to help children, young people and families.

You may not want or need to ask for help from a professional and there's lots of support you can find yourself by looking on the portal. This is a directory of organisations, services and groups in Hertfordshire that can help you with problems you or your family may be facing, before things might get worse. This is known as 'Early Help'.