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Essex Local Offer and Essex Family Forum

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Find support and guidance for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities on the Essex Local Offer website. It features a directory of local education, health and social care services.

For parents and carers, it can help you know where to get the best help for your child and how to access it. It can connect you to parent support groups that offer free confidential advice to families and run meetings/coffee mornings. 

For young people, you can find opportunities to learn new things, socialise and prepare for adulthood.

Essex Family Forum

The Essex Family Forum is a well-informed, connected and empowered community of families that includes children and young people up to the age of 25 with disabilities or additional needs.

They will work in partnership with organisations, the Local Authority and health commissioners aiming for quality outcomes that meet the needs of all Essex families. Essex Family Forum are part of the Eastern region and national network of forums. 

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