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Family Support & Care

  • ContactA national organisation with a wealth of information supporting families of Children and young people with SEND, from benefits through to education and clothing.

  • Essex Safeguarding A wealth of information around all areas of concern you may have for your child or young person, offering online information and face to face training.
    You can also find here the number to report any concerns you may have for a child or Young person.

  • Family support in Essex/ Essex Effective Support is given at varying levels, this depends upon your needs
    You can call this number 0345 603 7627 and ask to speak directly to an adviser from the Children and Families Hub who can listen to your concerns/ request for support, they will then refer you to the appropriate service.
    Be that a team Around the Family meeting, Family Solutions or The Children with Disabilities team from Social services.
    If you would like to read more about this you can do so here Read More

  • Young Carers Hertfordshire Young carers are children and young people under 18 years old who have a sibling with additional needs or a Parent that they support.
    Young adult carers are aged between 16 and 24, can also access support from this service. The service provides assessment of needs, fun activities and individualised support.

  • Thinking ahead – A guide to support families in talking about, and planning for, the future. You can download and save this version on your computer, write your ideas in the tables and templates and save for future reference and updating.

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