Families First Portal
What is the Families First Portal?
The Families First Portal is provided by Hertfordshire County Council to provide support and early help to families and enable them to find information, advice, guidance and support, which is quite often offered free by local services. There is also a section on parenting advice and support, covering childcare; parenting courses; health, including emotional and mental health; relationship support; private fostering; keeping children safe online; domestic abuse; money advice; young carers; and services for young people.
What is Families First?
Families First is the term used in Hertfordshire for services that work together to support families who need extra help. These are also known as early help services.
We all experience difficulties at some point. Families First can help you find early help and information to prevent issues from getting worse.
If you need more help than your usual support network - for example your health visitor, school, doctor or family centre - Families First can work with you and your family to create a package of support.
Who is it for?
Families First is available to all Hertfordshire families with children under 18 (25 if they have a learning need or disability).