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Early Help and Support

Family Innovation Fund (FIF) Early Help Services


Essex County Council’s Children and Families Team provides grants from its Family Innovation Fund (FIF). Essex County Council has now recommissioned early help services to be delivered by The Children’s Society, Kids Inspire and Southend YMCA. 


For more information visit their website: 


How to report concerns

If you are concerned that a child or young person is being harmed or neglected or is at risk of this you should contact the Children and Families Hub via their website


If there is an immediate risk of harm to a child contact the Police on 999