About Us

'Winners of the Families First ‘Addressing ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) through Practice Team of the Year’ Award 2019'

South West Herts Partnership (SWHP)

South West Herts Partnership is a family focussed/needs-led partnership working alongside children and their families to ensure access to a wide range of early support with a non-judgemental friendly approach. Our ethos is underpinned by principles of choice, flexibility and respect.

We offer a free and confidential family support service to families whose children attend any of the 69 schools that currently buy into our services.

Parenting can be one of the most difficult and challenging roles we undertake, especially in times of hardship or crisis. We work with families by helping them overcome social, emotional and physical barriers by giving them practical advice, support and the right tools and strategies. This enables them to feel more confident, improve self-esteem and achieve positive relationships. We believe that by supporting parents/carers with parenting skills, this will improve a child/young person’s behaviour in the home and at school helping them to achieve their full potential and remove any barriers to learning.

You can access our service by approaching your child(ren)’s school. They will then make a decision on whether to refer to the Family Support Service.

We are an early intervention service and aim to prevent needs escalating to require intervention by more specialist services. 

Referrals are through allocated schools only.

The Family Support School Partnership will deliver on the Hertfordshire County Council 7 Bees outcome framework to enable consistency of approach.