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Children and Families news

  • Eyes on child exploitation across Southend-on-Sea

    Eyes painted on rocks and pebbles on Southend Beach

    Published on Friday, 20th March 2020

    A number of stones, painted to resemble eyes, have been distributed across the beaches of Southend, to highlight the number of people in the borough who have been trained to “see the signs” of child exploitation.

  • New project asks, “What are 99 things you need to do before you’re 19?”

    Multiple white numbers on a red background.

    Published on Wednesday, 4th March 2020

    A new project, developed in partnership with Royal Opera House Bridge, aims to create opportunities for young people to increase their experiences before they reach adulthood.

  • Looked after children develop ‘coming into care’ packs

    numerous items that could be found in "coming into care" packs.

    Published on Monday, 24th February 2020

    Children in foster care have designed and developed ‘coming into care’ packs for others who are just entering care.

  • Local Offer website relaunches

    logo for Livewell Southend

    Published on Monday, 17th February 2020

    A website has relaunched dedicated to providing important information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

  • Research and record your family history

    Vector tree with blue and gree round sqaures representing family members and genealogy.

    Published on Thursday, 30th January 2020

    The Essex Society for Family History will be making a welcome return to The Forum on Saturday 8 February, between 10am and 3pm, for another highly anticipated ‘Family History Drop-in Surgery’.

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