Colchester Mind can help some people with advocacy. Advocacy is supporting someone to be able to talk about their views and worries, get information, defend their rights and talk about choices and options. Advocacy is for those who are already being helped by the Emotional Wellbeing Mental Health Service which used to be called CAMHS.
Alternatively you can email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, on 01206 764600 to find out more.
Children’s Learning Disability Services
Children’s Learning Disabilities Services are provided by North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust across the North East, Mid and West Essex CCG localities. The team is a specialist multi-professional healthcare team providing a service for children with moderate to severe Learning Disabilities, who have additional difficult to manage behaviours, primarily within the home environment. For more information please call: 01206 287216
Children and Young People with Specialist Needs (SEND)
The Essex Local Offer
The Essex Local Offer has been published as part of the SEND reforms under the Children and Families Act 2014.
Under the Children and Families Act 2014 each Local Authority was required to publish a Local Offer detailing what provision and services were available in their area for children and young people with SEND by the 1st September 2014. The Local Offer is a living and organic resource that will be developed over time with the assistance of our partners, parents and young people.
The Essex Local Offer will:
Please see the link above for more information and how to join if you represent an organisation that provides services to support Essex children and young people.