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Let's talk going back to school with Essex Boys and Girls Club

02 September 2020
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This week, children and young people across Essex will be returning to school or college. We spoke to young people from the Essex Boys and Girls Clubs to hear their thoughts and feelings about going back to school. Listen as they offer advice to others who may be feeling nervous about heading back to the classroom.

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Examination re-sits and appeals process

17 August 2020
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We have some helpful guidance for students and parents, and schools and colleges, on examination re-sits and appeals process.

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Leaving lockdown

30 June 2020
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Our latest newsletter features around leaving lockdown, as well as some inspiration on what to do during lockdown and who you can contact if you need help.

Read our June newsletter

Spending time with your birth family

19 June 2020
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Who to speak to about arranging to spend time with your birth family.

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Our care leavers share some supporting words for us all during COVID-19

30 April 2020
Two women talking to each other, holding hands in support

Our latest newsletter features advice from care leavers on how to cope during COVID-19, as well as some inspiration on what to do during lockdown and who you can contact if you need it.

Read our April newsletter

Advice and support during COVID-19

16 April 2020
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We have collated a list of trusted information and support for you that can help you with any concerns during COVID-19.

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Changes to the way we keep in touch with you

30 March 2020
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We've already written to you because of what is happening with coronavirus and there may be some changes in the way we keep in touch with you.

Changes to the way we keep in touch with you

Essex Care Leavers Christmas Hamper Campaign

27 November 2019
Boxes being packed for care leavers

We are hoping to beat last year’s target of 159 hampers and 46 supermarket vouchers for care leavers in Essex over the holiday period.

Christmas Hamper Campaign

New to care card

12 December 2017
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Young people from the Essex Children in Care Council ‘Change Makers’ group have worked on this ‘new to care’ postcard for young people that are new to care in Essex.

New to care card

Short story Winners

26 April 2017
Children in care image

The Williams twins thought they were normal 12 year old girls but that was all about to change.

Short story Winners