Helping to Hold Families Together - Company Message

Parents' Aid Southern Essex
Parents' Aid (Southern Essex) is a voluntary organisation and registered charity, (no.1018739) founded in November 1989. We at Parents' Aid aim to help families stay together and achieve independence from state intervention by providing a wide range of services that assist and support parents who need help to overcome difficulties.
We are currently delivering all services remotely, to avoid risk during the pandemic, and this is likely to continue into 2021.
Parents' Aid understands that the pressures of everyday living and the challenges to received standards of parenting imposed by modern society can leave parents feeling bewildered, isolated, overwhelmed and with the sense of no longer being able to cope. Asking for help at this juncture can be one of the hardest things a parent can do, for fear of being judged and labelled by others. Parents' Aid acknowledges the difficulties parents experience when seeking information on resources  for assistance in addressing problem areas available in their area.
Whether your family needs ””*support, *practical help, *encouragement to work with Social Services, *assistance with problems bringing up children, *advocacy whilst undergoing Child Protection Investigation or * whilst children are in care, * family mediation, * conflict management, * parenting support or simply just *information, we are here to help you. To find out how Parents' Aid might be of assistance you, please call our information line 01268 763631/07890 861255, or send an e-mail to

Any individual within the United Kingdom is welcome to access our website and information line and we regularly receive enquiries from all over the country.

Please visit Links and Publications to download the seventh edition of our information booklet, Your Child and Social Services.

Parent's Aid services are offered free to families at risk of social exclusion, but we are currently unfunded and so welcome donations.

We are currently delivering all services and volunteer training remotely and will continue to do so until government guidelines approve face-to-face contact.

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