Family Services Commissioning

Are you up to date with SEND news in Hertfordshire?

There are numerous ways practitioners can keep abreast of what is happening in SEND services in Hertfordshire. Did you know about the following avenues you can subscribe to, to hear more? And we welcome your stories and updates too.

SEND Twitter      

HAND Facebook

HAND SEND News, soon to be renamed SEND news

You can also email us at

If you work with a young person who has a special educational need or disability (SEND) did you know they (or parents/carers) can join HAND, our Hertfordshire Additional Needs Database?

We’ve recently made a number of changes to the database, to improve data quality and strengthen security, and the new electronic HAND card is one of these changes.The member can view the card on their mobile phone or tablet and it allows the family/young person to access perks and discounts to lots of places for family days out in Hertfordshire. Different places offer different things - for example, some places allow you to 'jump the queue', and others will have reduced entry rates.

If the family already have a physical HAND card, they can continue to use it as they always have. If they dont yet have a HAND card they can find out more on our website.

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