Children, young people and families: latest service update

We continue to update the guidance on managing direct payments during the pandemic.

This is for those who:

  • manage their own direct payments
  • have support from Purple, the company we currently use, to manage their direct payments
  • manage direct payments on behalf of someone else

Read COVID-19: direct payments for children frequently asked questions (PDF, 462KB)

Get support from children's social care

Get support from the Children and Families Hub

Phone: 0345 603 7627

Find out about support available from the Children and Families Hub website.

The Childrens and Families Hub is the main point of contact for professionals and members of the public to request support for a child or a family.

See also the following quick links to information on the hub:

The hub also has a Directory of Services - follow the link on the home page.

Visit the Essex Safeguarding Children Board for guidance and advice on safeguarding topics for professionals, parents and carers and young people.

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