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Sometimes families need a bit of extra support when things get tough. There are various support networks for parents and families both nationally and locally.

In this section you will find details of a variety of family services and further advice and guidance pages listed below. 


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If your child has an additional need or a disability you may be interested in viewing the Local Offer for Southend. 

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Useful Information

  • Parenting

    Most parents/carers struggle with parenting at some point. Some issues can be dealt with at home, however, there are numerous sources of support, advice, information and guidance available to help from birth to young adults.  Browse our directory, or try entering some keywords, to find…

  • New and Expectant Parents

    You will need to inform your GP you are expecting a baby and you will be allocated a midwife. If you require any assistance finding a GP or need to contact a clinic then please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service [PALS] on 0800…

  • Southend Teenage Pregnancy Network

    Teenage Pregnancy is part of the Integrated Youth Support Services ( IYSS ) wiithin Southend Borough Council’s  Department of People.   IYSS is an integrated service consisting of Teenage Pregnancy, Connexions, Youth Work, Young People Drug and Alcohol (YPDAT ), Community Prevention and Engagement, StreetsAhead…

  • Young People

    This page holds useful links and resources for Young People over 16 years old. Southend Connexions – Click here Search Young Peoples Activities on SHIP – Click here Search Young Peoples Support Services on SHIP – Click here Education, Employment and Training The National Careers…

  • Divorce and Separation

    Divorce or separation can be an emotional and challenging time for both partners and family members. Whether you are considering separation or are supporting a family through the process some useful links and services can be found in this section.  Browse more 'Divorce and Separation'…

  • Bereavement

    Sometimes families need a bit of extra support when things get tough.  In this section you will find details of services which can help if needed. PAGE UPDATED MARCH 2016