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Book ur place at the Herts Safeguarding Children Rapid Response Conference on 17 Oct here

11:00 AM, Sep 19th


Volunteers Wanted!

13 September 2017

Want to volunteer where it matters!?!

Playskill are currently looking for new volunteers to join our playgroups (in Hemel on Fridays and Watford Mondays and Tuesdays). If you are able to give one morning or afternoon ones per week then this may be for you!

Playskill is a registered charity working with preschool aged children with physical disabilities. Through the medium of play each child works towards their individual goals with the help of qualified professionals and play specialists. 

Your role as a volunteer will include:

  • Listening to and empowering  the parents and children.
  • In cases where siblings comes to the group you might act as a helping pair of hands to entertain them.
  • Helping the team setting up the toys as well as clearing the room each session 
  • Making drinks and preparing any snacks needed. 

Playskill will provide Safeguarding of children, food and hygiene as well as DBS checks.

If this sounds interesting to you then please do contact them, or if you think it would interest anyone you know, then please tell them about this! 

To find out more see:

Calling Young Dancers!

11 September 2017

About InPulse Youth Dance Company:

The Hertfordshire Youth Dance Company is run by Hertfordshire County Council through Hertfordshire Music Service. The company is a production company, in that its sole purpose is to run along the lines of a professional dance company to create, rehearse and perform dance. InPulse provides its members with a chance to develop their dance and performance skills, meet new friends and represent the county at local and regional events.

Each year we invite between 15 – 20 dancers to take part.

Who can join InPulse?

The company is open to any young person aged between 13-18 years old (school years 9 – 13), who is interested in contemporary/creative dance.  Any young person can apply regardless of whether they have had any previous formal dance training.  The main criteria is an enthusiasm and commitment to working as a team to create dance work.

Each year InPulse creates a minimum of two productions for performances.

The Cost

InPulse is subsidised to encourage all young dancers to apply, regardless of their personnel circumstances.  The cost is £85 per term (further subsidy available).  The cost includes all classes, performances and travel to performances outside of the county. 

There is a notice period of half a term to leave the company.


Auditions are held annually in September.  The next audition will be held on Tuesday 19 September.  To book a place use the Eventbrite link here.

Well Done Gaddesdon RDA!

8 September 2017

Great news for our members Gaddesdon Place Riding for the Disabled Association, who received a grant of £6000 to support their work from the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) Community Awards.

To find out more about the MCF and how they might be able to support your work please visit lor contact

Department of Health survey

5 September 2017

The Department of Health has recently published a survey as part of their core work programme on how to make their information more inclusive and help people better understand their policies and share their views more easily. They are particularly interested in how charities engage their audiences. If you are someone who has collaborated with Ambition on the Young People's Health Partnership initiative, or are a charity with a particular health focus, please complete the survey before 18th September 2017. 

Free Tickets to Youth Summit Birmingham

5 September 2017

Free tickets to Youth Summit, Birmingham

WorldSkills UK has a limited number of free tickets for young people to attend WorldSkills UK’s Youth Summit at The NEC Birmingham on Thursday, 16th November. The Youth Summit will be hosted at The Skills Show, the nation’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers event, and offers young people the opportunity to have their views heard and responded to on a national platform.

If you work with young people aged 16 – 24, who could benefit from this opportunity, we ask that you contact  for further information. 

HSCB Rapid Response Conference

5 September 2017

Save the date for the upcoming HSCB Rapid Response Conference on Tuesday 17th October, focussing on the impact of young people's mental health. 

The conference is being held from 9am - 1pm at Police HQ in Welwyn Garden City.

Please note, places are first come, first served.

If you need any further clarification, please contact Sue Thompson via email (, or call 07979 691900.

Safeguarding Adults & Children Housing Conference 2017

5 September 2017

Save the Date for the upcoming Safeguarding Adults and Children Housing Conference on October 30th from 9:00-16:30 at the Fielder Centre in Hatfield.

This conference is aimed specifically at Housing Providers, or those with a Housing focus working with Adults and Children at risk. There will be speakers from both adult and children’s services (Mark Harvey Principal Social Worker ACS and Sue Williams Director of Family Safeguarding, Children Services) and a number of workshops and stalls. Lunch will be provided.

If you would be interested in attending, please follow this link to the booking form.

The event is first come, first served.

Book Keeping Service

22 August 2017

Book-keeping Service

Community Hertsmere now offer an affordable Book-keeping Service, with discounts for their Members.  They specialise in helping the voluntary sector across Hertsmere.  If your group or charity is needing a book-keeping service, please contact

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