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Hertsmere Youth Network

Last Modified May 14, 2019

Strategic Role in Partnership Engagement and Development

We play a strategic role in the development of partnerships with individuals and organisations who are involved in the planning and delivery of services related to youth in Hertsmere.

We work in partnership with various organisations to develop and deliver projects that young people will enjoy and choose to commit to; where they can have fun, social interaction and develop a range of life skills.

We attend and participate in key meetings and training opportunities which link to youth services.

A key focus of our partnership work is in striving to increase resourcefulness, reduce duplication of services, become more efficient and effective as a unit (working more collaboratively), improve communication and drive a more joined-up way of working so that resources can reach further and young people obtain the most benefit. 


Hertsmere Youth Network (HYN)

We chair and oversee the Herts Youth Network.

The Network is going from strength to strength and now has representatives from 27 different local agencies attending the quarterly meeting held at the Civic Offices. These include individuals from Child UK, Youth Connexions, Affinity Sutton, Genesis and Aldwyck Housing Associations, Aldenham Parish Council, Herts Police, Herts Fire and Rescue Service, Community Action Hertsmere, the library service, Hertsmere Leisure and the Princes Trust.

The Network acts as an exchange for information regarding youth issues/events, best practice, training and funding opportunities, collective working opportunities and ideas as well as identify any relevant learning and development activity relating to nine to 19 year olds in the borough.  The Network also eliminates duplication of meetings and events through a singular forum meeting for the whole of the Hertsmere area.

For further information please contact Loran Kingston on loran.kingston@hertsmere.gov.uk or 020 8207 7801.



We have forged a strong relationship with the BBC and The Network is working alongside them to create and deliver a range of projects.

BBC School Report

This exciting project is aimed at student’s aged 11 to 16 and gives young people a chance to make their own news reports for a real audience. We have been working with the BBC and Hertswood school on a pilot project which we hope to roll out to other schools across the borough in 2016.

You can find out more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport

BBC Outreach

We are also working in partnership with the BBC Outreach team with regards to co-ordinating a project targeting hard to reach young people in Hertsmere.

You can find out more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/responsibility/outreach


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