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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 (0-18 Years old) and Adults and Community Services (18 plus years old). They provide support to children and their families and young people with disabilities such as:

  • hearing loss
  • a 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 accessed without referring to social services by completing an Early Help Assessment with a health professional, a school SENCO or person responsible for additional needs at college.

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

 Children's Services 


 Adult's Services:

 Other resources:

  • What is Social Care and how does it work? - The King’s Fund has developed a range of bite-sized social care content to help explain social care in England. This includes a series of short videos on what social care is, how it’s provided and paid for, and how it works with the NHS and other services.


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