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Essex Child and Family Wellbeing

The Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service brings together a range of children’s community services. It’s provided by Virgin Care in partnership with Barnardo’s on behalf of Essex County Council and the NHS.

The Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service, which is provided by Virgin Care in partnership with Barnardo’s, ensures that families have free and easy access to local health services in the community; whether in a local clinic, play area or in a family’s home.

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A male and a female from Wansdyke Play Association stand together

We also provide children’s community health services in West Essex:

  • Community Paediatric Medical Services
  • Designated Medical Officer
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Children’s Community Nursing
  • Specialist School Nursing

The focus across all our services is on making sure that everyone in Essex has the best possible start in life through community services that are accessible, high quality and meet the identified needs of children, young people and families.

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Featured News

A breastfeeding mum has praised a new initiative that is helping her and other parents find friendly and welcoming locations to breastfeed their babies across Essex.

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Featured Blog

Helen Tilke is a community public health nurse team leader for Devon Integrated Children’s Services and was recently nominated for a long service award. She started nursing 34 years ago.

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