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.
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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
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
We initiate an in-depth assessment to potentially rule out or confirm a diagnosis of autism.
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
We support children with movement disorders, disability or illness to develop their movement skills and reach their full potential
Safeguarding Children means protecting children and young people from harm or abuse so they can grow and develop into happy and healthy children. If your concerned about a child please view the Safeguarding page.
The Safer Sleep information and resources in this section provides simple steps as to how you can sleep your baby to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), known as cot death.
Essex Child and family wellbeing colleagues are trained to offer information and support regarding safer sleep for babies and your Health Visitor will discuss this with you at your new birth visit. Information and support is also available at our family hub drop-ins across Essex.
A bit about us
The 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 and the NHS.Read our story