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Local Social Care Providers

If you require urgent support and are concerned for the welfare and safety of your child, or any other child or young person

Please call:

  • The Southend Children’s Single Point of Contact Team on 01702 215007 during office hours. 
  • Emergency Duty Team on 0345 6061212 for outside of office hours.

You can ask them to assist you in identifying other services or agencies within the local area that can support you and your family once you have explained your situation and the difficulties you are experiencing.

Children With Disabilities Team (CWD) Southend

Social Care services for children and young people with disabilities in Southend are provided by:

  • Children with Disabilities Team (0-18 Years old)
  • Adults and Community Services (18 plus years old)

They provide support to children and their families and young people with disabilities such as a:

  • hearing loss
  • visual impairment
  • significant communication difficulties
  • severe learning disability
  • moderate learning disability where there is an associated syndrome
  • physical disability
  • chronic or life-threatening illness (i.e. a degenerative or terminal condition)

You can visit Southend’s Local Offer, if you would like more information about:

  • Children with Disabilities team
  • Social Care complaints procedure
  • Personal Assistant Register
  • Short Breaks Grant

Early Help in Southend

Targeted support can be accessed without referring to Social Services.  This can be done by a lead professional such as:

  • A health professional (midwife, school nurse, health visitor, GP)
  • A school SENCO
  • A person responsible for additional needs at college

They can do this with you by jointly creating an Early Help Plan using a 'Team Around the Family Approach' .

They can make additional referrals for support, and can also seek further advice for you from an Early Help Advisor at Southend City Council where needed.