Welcome to Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service
On behalf of Essex County Council and the NHS, Virgin Care and Barnardo’s provide a range of child and family services throughout Essex that are free at the point of delivery.
Support during COVID-19
Our services remain available in line with Government COVID-19 guidelines. You can find out if the service you require has been changed by contacting:
0300 247 0014 (Mid Essex),
0300 247 0015 (North Essex),
0300 247 0013 (South Essex),
or 0300 247 0122 (West Essex)
COVID-19 Pandemic Resource Hub
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Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service designed this guidance video to help new parents with antenatal support. This example antenatal session was produced in May 2021 by LiteSwitch TV, and all filming was done in accordance with the Government’s ‘Working Safely During COVID-19 in Film’ guidelines.
We support families and children with ADHD
Providing nursing care to young people who have a short or long term nursing need
The children’s continence service supports children from the ages of 4-19 years of age. This covers children with day time wetting, night time wetting and constipations issues.
The Citizens’ Panel gives you the opportunity to have your say, improve and shape children & young people’s services in Essex
The West Essex Community Allergy Service is run by a Paediatric Dietitian and Allergy Nurse, with support from Allergy Champions in the Healthy Family Teams
We identify community and social need in our local areas and offer bespoke support to families living within Essex.
External information, guidance and support services available
Essex County Council’s Children and Families Team provides grants from its Family Innovation Fund (FIF).
We provide evidenced-based information about infant feeding and promote breastfeeding
Our multidisciplinary team of health visitors, school nurses and healthy family practitioners support children and families in Essex with parenting and their health and wellbeing
We work with schools to improve the health and wellbeing of pupils, teachers and parents/carers
The term ‘Looked after Children and Young People’ means children who are ‘looked after’ by the local authority. The aim of the Looked after Children (LAC) Service is to help you with any problems with your health and emotional wellbeing.
We support young people with physical, sensory impairments, developmental and cognitive needs that impact on their daily life
A bit about us
Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service brings together a range of children’s community services. It’s provided by Virgin Care in partnership with Barnardo’s on behalf of Essex County Council, West Essex CCG and the NHS.Read our story