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Dacorum Education Support Centre

Dacorum Education Support Centre

Support for Parents/Carers

DESC Counselling for Parents/Carers

Counselling is available to parents and carers whose child or young person is attending DESC or receiving support through the DESC Outreach service.

This is a free service.

Sessions are delivered weekly at DESC’s Barncroft Campus in Hemel Hempstead, by a BACP registered counsellor.

Sessions are needs led and open ended.

To access this service, please speak to your child’s link tutor if they attend DESC or your child’s outreach caseworker if they attend a Dacorum school.


Therapeutic Support Worker

DESC have an on-site Therapeutic Support Worker who offers a confidential, non-judgemental opportunity for parent and carers to receive the support they need to enable the best outcomes for their child.

This service is available to the parents and carers of children attending The Haven, and encourages a solution-focused approach to parenting and supports parents to engage in their child’s learning.

Sessions are delivered in groups or one to one.


Support in the local area


  • For more information on local support services available to families in Dacorum, please click on the below document 'Support in Dacorum'.



  • With the cost of living on the rise, Families First in Hertfordshire have put together some key links for local people which offer advice and practical help to manage finances and make savings. Cost of living support (