Welcome to the Families First Portal
Do you sometimes wonder where to go for advice about small family problems?
Are you worried that by asking for help it means social care will become involved?
This is not the case (unless a child is in danger) and this is where Families First is there for you.
Families First is the name for organisations in Hertfordshire who work together to help you with any problems you or your family may be facing, before things might get worse. Most of the Families First teams are not social workers – they work in ‘early help’. Early help is available if you’re worried about anything affecting your family, including your child’s development or behaviour, housing or money worries, health, drug or alcohol issues in the family or if you simply want to join a parenting group or find activities for your child.
You may not want or need to ask for help from a professional – there is lots you can do yourself by looking on this website where you will find information about a support. Browse the Families First website, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll put it right.