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Dacorum District Youth Strategy Partnership Group

Delivering, promoting and evaluating services for young people across the district, working closely with young people including through local youth councils and forums.

The Dacorum Youth Strategy Partnership Group provides a forum for local service providers and other key stakeholders to collaborate strategically and operationally. The group reviews and analyses key and emerging trends about issues affecting young people.

The group meets regularly to discuss these key issues in the area. It then decides on what local action needs to be taken, both collectively and by individual organisations, to target these issues and help ensure young people in Dacorum have the very best opportunities available.

For further information about the work of the Dacorum Youth Strategy Partnership Group, please contact the Chair, Karen Haswell, at

Opportunities for young people in the Dacorum district


Dacorum Youth Strategy Partnership Group member organisations

Services for Young People
Youth work, information, advice, guidance, support and work-related learning for young people

Services for Young People


Caudwell Youth
Providing mentoring for young people aged 11 to 24 for up to two years.

Caudwell Youth


Change Grow Live
Responsible for managing team of support adviser for alcohol and substance misuse and addiction

Change Grow Live 


Community Action Dacorum
Providing support to voluntary/community groups and delivering support services for individuals.

Community Action Dacorum


Dacorum Borough Council 
Community Safety

Dacorum Borough Council


Dacorum Education Support Centre (DESC)
Education Support Centre offering education and respite for children at risk of exclusion

Dacorum Education Support Centre


Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)



Hertfordshire Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services (CYPMHS), formerly CAMHS
Interventions for moderate/severe emotional, mental health and behavioural difficulties in children and adolescents. 



Hertfordshire Constabulary
Anti-social behaviour co-ordinator liaising with agencies and working for the Police

Safer neighbourhood policing

Gangs and Schools Team- working with young people at risk of being a member or being recruited into a gang

Hertfordshire Police


Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
Ensuring public are aware of how to stay safe – including initiatives for young people

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service 


Herts Inclusive Theatre (HIT) Theatre Hemel Hempstead
Responsible for management of HIT Theatre – provision of performing arts for children/young people within the borough

HIT Theatre


Herts Mind Network

Herts Mind Network


Herts Sport and Physical Activity Partnership (HSP)
Introducing sport initiatives county-wide

Herts Sports and Physical Activity Partnership


Herts Young Homeless
A Hertfordshire-based independent charity open to all 16 to 24 year olds who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.

Herts Young Homeless


Intensive Families Support Team
Support to families, including those at risk of family breakdown



Specialist Adolescent Service Hertfordshire (SASH)
Working with vulnerable young people including those in the youth justice system

Hertfordshire County Council


The Prince's Trust
Promotion of Prince Trust programmes and employment opportunities

The Princes Trust


The Swan Youth Project
Aims to provide a safe space for young people in Berkhamsted.

The Swan Youth Project