Welcome to Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service

On behalf of Essex County Council and the NHS, HCRG Care Group and Barnardo’s provide a range of child and family services throughout Essex that are free at the point of delivery.

Support available for you and your family

Services directory

Antenatal video – virtual guided session

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.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Nursing Service

We support families and children with ADHD

Children’s Community Nursing

Providing nursing care to young people who have a short or long term nursing need

Children’s Continence Service

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.

Citizens’ Panel

The Citizens’ Panel gives you the opportunity to have your say, improve and shape children & young people’s services in Essex

Community Allergy Service

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

Community Engagement Team

We identify community and social need in our local areas and offer bespoke support to families living within Essex.

External Advice and Guidance

External information, guidance and support services available

Family Innovation Fund (FIF) Early Help Services

Essex County Council’s Children and Families Team provides grants from its Family Innovation Fund (FIF).

Feeding Your Baby

We provide evidenced-based information about infant feeding and promote breastfeeding

Healthy Family Service

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

Healthy Schools

We work with schools to improve the health and wellbeing of pupils, teachers and parents/carers

Looked After Children Service

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.

Mentoring support for improved family wellbeing

Our subcontracted provider Essex Family Support Service provide support for up to 10 weeks to help you find solutions to the challenges your family may be facing

A bit about us

Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service brings together a range of children’s community services. It’s provided by HCRG Care Group in partnership with Barnardo’s on behalf of Essex County Council, West Essex CCG and the NHS.

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31st August 2021
26th July 2021