YCH Services for Young People YC Hertfordshire

Dacorum District Youth Strategy 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 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 Group, please contact the Chair, Karen Haswell, at ychsfyp.dacorum@hertfordshire.gov.uk.

Opportunities for young people in the Dacorum district


Dacorum Youth Strategy Group member organisations

YCH Services for Young People

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



Hertfordshire Constabulary, Safer Neighbourhood Policing



Dacorum Education Support Centre (DESC)

Education Support Centre offering education and respite for children at risk of exclusion



Specialist Adolescent Service Hertfordshire (SASH)

Working with vulnerable young people including those in the youth justice system



Dacorum Borough Council, Community Safety



Intensive Families Support Team

Support to families, including those at risk of family breakdown



Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Ensuring public are aware of how to stay safe – including initiatives for young people

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service 


Police Gangs and Schools Team

Working with young people at risk of being a member or being recruited into a gang



Dacorum Borough Council Community Safety and Children’s Services Team Leader



Hertfordshire Constabulary

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



St Giles Trust

Working with young people at risk of becoming a gang member



Hertfordshire Sports Partnership Trust

Responsible for introducing sport initiatives county wide



The Prince's Trust

Promotion of Prince Trust programmes and employment opportunities



Change Grow Live

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



HIT Theatre Hemel Hempstead

Responsible for management of HIT Theatre – provision of performing arts for children/young people within the borough



Dacorum Borough Council 

Community Safety



Department for Work and Pensions



Herts Mind Network