Opening hours are Monday to Friday, from 8:30am to 5pm, unless otherwise mentioned. To report abuse or neglect: If you believe someone is in immediate danger, dial 999. Otherwise call us on the numbers below: Report a concern about an adult Telephone: 0345 603 7630 Out of hours telephone: 0345 606 1212 Email: email@example.com Report a concern about a child Telephone: 0345 603 7627 Out of hours telephone: 0345 606 1212 You can also report a concern using our online Request for support form General enquiries Check to see if the service you require is listed on this page. If not, visit our general enquiries page. Adult Community Learning (ACL) Telephone: 0345 603 7635 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Adult Social Care Telephone: 0345 603 7630 Out of hours telephone: 0345 606 1212 Email: email@example.com Adult Social Care invoices and Financial Assessment queries Telephone: 03330 135 860 Open 8:30am to 4:30pm Blue Badge Telephone: 0345 603 7630 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Children's Social Care Telephone: 0345 603 7627 Coroner's service Telephone: 03330 135 000 Highways Telephone: 0345 603 7631 This number is for urgent enquiries only. Visit the highways website to report a new problem or to check an existing problem Libraries Livechat Email: InformationEnquiry@essex.gov.uk Telephone: 0345 603 7628 More ways to contact Essex Library Services. Make a payment This number is for payments to Essex County Council Telephone: 0345 603 7637 Registration services Telephone: 0345 603 7632 Book an appointment to register a death Book an appointment to register a birth Marriages and civil partnerships latest update Schools Telephone: 0345 603 2200 For Early Years and Family Information Service (FIS), please refer to our web pages. Request information To request information under the Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act, go to request information Complaints and compliments To send us a complaint or compliment, complete our online form. For journalists and media Visit our Press Desk page.