Struggling parents are invited to sign their children up to a programme designed to address holiday hunger, physical inactivity and social isolation experienced by some of Hertfordshire's most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people.
Child protection charity the NSPCC is urging parents to think carefully before leaving their children unsupervised during the school holidays, after seeing a spike in calls and emails about the issue last summer.
Operating on the wrong part of a patient's body and pumping fluids from a feeding tube into a patient's lung instead of the stomach are just two of the 'never events' recorded by the East and North Herts NHS Trust during 2018/19.
Funding for drug and alcohol addiction treatment services has been slashed by almost £2.8 million over the last six years, while deaths from substance misuse have risen "significantly" during this period.
Medication errors, delayed hospital admissions from the emergency department, and falls resulting in fractured bones are just some of the serious incidents recorded by the East and North Herts NHS Trust during a one-month period.
For this year's annual 16 Days of Action on Domestic Abuse - from November 25 to December 10 - a campaign is being launched in Hertfordshire to raise awareness of how domestic abuse can affect the elderly.