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City Family Explorers launched in November 2023, delivering the established ABSS Creche and ABSS Parent, Family and Community Hub (Southend)

A Safe Haven for Children: City Family Explorers is all about creating a safe, nurturing haven for the little ones who access the ABSS Creche. Every child deserves the very best start in life, and that's what we're here to provide! 


A Place for Families: the ABSS Parent, Family, and Community Hub at SAVS on Alexandra Street, Southend on Sea, is a place where parents, carers, and children come together to explore a world of opportunities and connections. 

Community Building: We're passionate about building a strong and supportive community. From play sessions to health services, we're here to help families discover the myriad of community services available on their parenting journey. 

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DadsConnect is our new peer led offer for fathers and male careers which seeks to provide dads with the resources and information they to support them in their parenting journey, as well as opportunities to meet other local dads

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We are excited to announce that in January 2024, Southend's YourFamily team joined City Family as an integral part of our Children and Family offer. More information on what this means for families and professionals will soon be published.

YourFamily is a community-based team that empowers parents in developing their knowledge, skills, and understanding of child development, child health, and child safety. Focusing on strengths, resilience, and connecting parents with community resources, the team seek to enhance the parenting journey by providing opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, and understanding, as well as promoting parental well-being. YourFamily work in close collaboration with Southend Family Centres, Health Visitors and other local groups to deliver a range of activities including wellbeing sessions and 121 parenting support. YourFamily also co -deliver Southend's antenatal education course to expectant parents. 

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