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.
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.
Social care information
- Children with Disabilities
- The draft Southend SEND Partnership Strategy 2022 to 2025
- Adaptations and equipment
- How to request a social care assessment
- Social care complaints advice
- Personal budgets and direct payments for children and young people with SEND
- Care Quality Commission (CQC)
- Southend SEND Area Partnership: SEND Strategic Action Plan 2023 to 2026