Garden Fields belongs to the St Albans Schools’ Partnership. This partnership is made up of 48 local schools who have joined together to work collaboratively on projects which improve the lives of the families living in St Albans.

The local partnership offers services such as:

  • Family Support
  • Parenting Guidance
  • Activities for children
  • Counselling, Behaviour and Emotional Wellbeing support for children

To find out more, visit the Local Partnership website: www.vistastalbans.org.uk

The Families First Portal is a website that can help you find:

  • Infomation, advice and guidance on local and national services for families, parents or carers
  • Childcare options
  • Free access to support

Website: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/familiesfirst


DSPL7 is a Hertfordshire-wide partnership approach where parents, carers, staff in early years settings and schools, further education colleges, local authority officers and representatives from other agencies, work together as part of an Area Group, to ensure that there is a range of provision and support services available in their local community that:

• Meets the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), aged 0-25, as close to home as possible.
• Widens choice for children and parers/carers
• Removes barriers to learning
• Improves outcomes for wellbeing and attainment
• Uses resources more effectively

Contact Information

St Albans Plus Office: 07584 798528
Dedicated School Family Worker for Garden Fields: Karin Ridout on 07584 798529
Website: www.vistastalbans.org.uk
Email: vistastalbans@gmail.com

Useful Links and Document

Service Flyer (PDF) – contact details
Traded Service Referral Form (PDF) – information for parents