Child Health

Common Childhood Wellbeing Booklets

The North East Essex CCG have developed handbooks to help you look after your child, from ages 0-5 and 6-12. They include information on general welfare and wellbeing and common childhood illnesses to help you keep your child safe and healthy.

Website: www.neessexccg.nhs.uk

Child Health Services

Child Health Services provides local support and information via their website.

Website: www.esneft.nhs.uk

NSPCC Helpline

If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact NSPCC
professional counsellors for help, advice and support.

Telephone: 08088 005000

YoungMinds

Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about Coronavirus.

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

Advice for Parents During Coronavirus

Remember that NHS services are still providing the same safe care for children.

Find out more

SureStart Children's Centres

Children’s Centres bring all the different support agencies together to offer a range of services to meet you and your child’s needs, all in one place.

Website: www.tendringdc.gov.uk

Vaccination planner

Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.

Website: NHS: Vaccination Schedule

Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service

On behalf of Essex County Council and the NHS, Virgin Care and Barnardo’s provide a range of child and family services throughout Essex that are free at the point of delivery.

Website: essexfamilywellbeing.co.uk

Immunisations and Vaccinations

The Essex School Age and Community Immunisation Services provides the Childhood Vaccination Programme to all children and Young people who are:

  • Attending school within Essex , Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock
  • And/or are registered with a General Practice Essex , Southend and Thurrock
  • And/or are resident in Essex, Southend and Thurrock

Website: https://eput.nhs.uk/

Childline

Childline offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.

Telephone: 0800 1111

Abuse

Are you worried an adult or child may be at risk of abuse or neglect?

Telephone: 0345 603 7627 (Child)

Telephone: 0345 603 7630 (Adult)

Website: www.essex.gov.uk

Immunisation helps to protect you from disease

It’s really important children continue to receive the booster vaccines and MMR vaccine they are due at one year during the pandemic. These will protect them against several different serious infectious diseases.

Make an appointment with your GP practice who can give them safely.

Vaccination appointments count as an important medical reason to leave your home.

Childhood illness visual guide

Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.

Website: NHS: Visual Guide for Childhood illnesses