Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service


The focus of our service is making sure that everyone in Essex has the best possible start in life through meeting the identified needs of children, young people and families.

Families have free, high quality and easy access to local public health services in their Community, School, family home or at our Family Hubs and Delivery Sites. These services available to you from Pre Birth up to the age of 19 (up to 25 years for SEND)

The Healthy Family Team offer routine contacts to ALL families living in Essex within the first 3 years. These are as follows:

  • Antenatal Contact – an opportunity to introduce you to our service from 28 weeks of pregnancy and provide guidance during this period, you will be invited to one of anti-natal groups where you can find out information meet expectant parents from your community.
  • New Baby Review – A home visit to all newborn babies and the parent/carer, when your baby is between 10 and 14 days old,
  • 6 to 8 week Contact – A follow-up contact with you and your baby to discuss how you are managing and an opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have.
  • Under 1 Year Review – An assessment of your child’s growth and development, usually between 9 and 11 months of age. This will be conducted in several ways including questionnaire, Hub or Home Visit.
  • 2 to 3 Year Review – An assessment of your child’s growth and development, usually between 30 and 36 months of age

These visits will take place in your own home or within the Family Hubs or Delivery Sites and may in some circumstances, be offered as a video conference.

Please click on the Facebook link below to find out more about the range of services available for you to access through the Family Hubs and Delivery Sites, these include groups, activities and community events.  Brentwood Basildon, Laindon Billericay and Wickford Castle Point Rayleigh and Rochford. Harlow Epping Uttlesford  Tendring Colchester Chelmsford Maldon Braintree

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