Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service

The Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service brings together a range of existing services, having been commissioned by Essex County Council and the West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group.

The service, which is provided by Virgin Care in partnership with Barnardo’s, ensures that families continue to have easy access to local services, but staff are also be able to reach children and families in the community; whether in a local clinic, play area or in a family’s front room. This flexible and innovative new way of working is about providing services without walls and ensuring those families who need support the most are easily reached.

Service will deliver broad areas of support:

  • Health Visiting:
  • Parenting Support:
  • School Nursing:
  • Family Health:
  • Resilience and Development:
  • Support for ages 5-19:

West Essex CCG joined the procurement process to commission Children’s Community Health Services in West Essex area, including:

  • Child Development Centre
  • Specialist School Nursing
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Community Paediatrics
  • SEND Dedicated Officer
  • Specialist A&E Liaison
  • Children’s Community Nursing
  • ASD
  • Dietetics

Who the service provides for

The Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service is offered to all children, young people and their parents/carers residing or attending mainstream school in Essex.