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Livewell Southend / SEND Local Offer

Social Care

Social care services for children and young people with disabilities in Southend are provided by the Children with Disabilities Team for 0 to 18 year olds, and by Adults and Community Services for those aged 18 years and over.

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

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

Targeted support can be requested without referring to social services by any service or setting that a family already has contact with, such as a school, nursery or pre-school, or Health Visitor, by completing an Early Help Family Support Assessment. See the information about the Early Help Support Service for further details. 

If you are concerned about a child’s safety or welfare please contact MASH+ on 01702 215007. If a child is in immediate danger or at serious risk of harm, call the police on 999. 

Infomation: 

Children with Disabilities Team information 

Social Care information 

Children's Social Care complaints information

Short Breaks for disabled children and young people

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