Children, young people and families
Some of our services have changed. Visit our coronavirus hub for the latest information and advice about finding childcare, childcare providers reopening and direct payments.
Please visit these pages for updates before contacting us.
Get support from children's social care
If your family or someone you know needs support, let us know
Children and young peoples health and wellbeing services
Find out about health and wellbeing services available to children and young people in Essex
Our Ofsted report
In 2018 our children's social care services were rated 'outstanding'
Apply to legally take parental responsibility for a child you look after
Youth Offending Service
Working with young people who have been in trouble with the law to improve their lives
Early years and childcare
Find information and advice on childcare costs and funding, types of childcare and finding childcare
If you're under 18 and looking after someone, we could help
Complaints and compliments
If something's gone wrong with one of our services, let us know