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Support in the Local Area - Essex

Support for Parents in the Essex 

Information can be found on the Essex Local Offer: Essex County Council: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) | Essex Local Offer 




POP Essex • SEN Stay & Play And Respite In Braintree, Essex ( 


Our SEND stay & play and respite sessions are held weekly in Braintree, Essex. We are currently operating out of the Braintree Mencap building in the town centre 


Autism: Local groups for people with autism | Essex County Council 


Information, guidance and support for people affected by autism 


Mid Essex 

Children_and_families_hub_directory_of_services.pdf ( 

Local and National support services available for children in Essex.  

Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service – The Essex Child and Family Wellbeing.  

Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service helps families access local health services in the community. Virgin Care and Barnardo’s provide the service for us and the NHS. You can access the service from family hubs and family hub delivery sites across Essex. 

Mid and South Essex Integrated Care System ( 

NHS support for children who are18 and under in Essex 

Essex Youth Service 

Support for children 18 and under in Essex 

Home | Essex Family Forum 

Essex Family Forum is a parent carer forum in Essex for families whose children and young people, up to the age of 25, have special educational needs or disabilities. 

MyOTAS – Improving the lives of Neurodivergent children and young people 

A charity providing activities for children and young people who are autistic or have ADHD, and support for their families 

Home - Families InFocus Essex 

Provides confidential, independent, practical and emotional support to families in Essex with a child or young person with any Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND). 

Send Sensation | Local. Accessible. Positive. 

SEND Sensation is a partnership of locally trusted organisations that promote a level playing field and positive experiences for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. 

Frontline | ( 






Help available in mid Essex Area: 

Addiction, advice, disability, family, mental health, older people, neuro-diversity, young people, wellbeing. 

The MAZE Group | SEND Parenting Support Group in Essex 

Supporting families of children with additional needs  


Stay up to date with the SEND Bridge newsletter | Essex Local Offer 

The SEND Bridge newsletter is for Essex families who have children with Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND). The monthly newsletter brings together relevant information and news, including: 

  • education 

  • health 

  • social care 

  • parent carer support 

  • activities and things to do 




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