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									Continuing education

There are many options for a young person or couple with a child, who wish to
continue their education. If they are still enrolled at school they should contact their
school through their head teacher or teacher to discuss their options.

Connexions provides universal, comprehensive and high quality support, advice and
guidance to 13-19 year olds, in ways that best meet the diverse range of young
people’s needs. (up to 25 years for those with disabilities).

Connexions service

EST Connexions                                Range of advice and support to young
Brentwood 01277 693300                        people. Travel into schools and based in
Braintree 01376 557400                        local offices. Age range is 13-19 and up
Basildon 01268 501300                         to 25 years for those with disabilities.
Canvey Island 01268 683067                    Adults also seen for careers advice.
Chelmsford 01245 706806
Clacton 01255 254300                          Personal Advisers are able to provide
Colchester 01206 717100                       young people with practical advice,
Corringham 01375 643912 Monday p.m.           support & guidance on a range of issues
Grays 01375 413735                            that may affect their lives. They work
Harlow 01279 625300                           closely with youth services, training &
Loughton 020 8532 5120                        education providers, voluntary
Maldon 01621 853552 Thursday a.m.             organisations & other agencies to provide
Rayleigh 01268 749600                         young people with the support &
Southend 01702 272300                         motivation that they need to achieve their
Witham 01376 520776 Monday only               goals. An assessment of the young
EST Connexions, services for young            person’s needs, will determine the level
people 0800 652 6350. Text 07799              of support required from a Personal
131311                Adviser.
Connexions Direct - national                  National helpline for young people. Open
Tel: 080 800 13 2 19                          8.00 a.m. – 2.00 a.m., 7 days a week.
Text: 077 66 4 13 2 19
EST Connexions Centres – separate             All Connexions centres have minicom
minicom telephone numbers.                    facilities, use the separate number where
Brentwood 01277 693349                        listed over or the main numbers above.
Chelmsford 01245 706808
Colchester 01206 717100
Essex 01376 391360
Learninglinx 0800 9178790. Text 07799         Access to learning opportunities for
131311 Email          adults over 20.

Local Education Authorities

Southend on Sea Council, Education and   Teenage Pregnancy Co-ordinator
Lifelong Learning, Civic Offices,        provides support for parents to continue
Victoria Ave, Southend on Sea SS2 6ER.   education and training by individual
01702 215025                             casework, groupwork and arranging
                                         nursery places or other suitable childcare.
Pupil Support                            Schools should make referrals to Pupil
The Schools Service, PO Box 47, County   Support for tuition where appropriate.
Hall, Chelmsford CM2 6WN                 Each case will be considered on an
Tel. 01245 436756                        individual basis, but generally, tuition
Fax. 01245 436211                        will be provided for 6 weeks prior to and
                                         following the birth of the baby.

Early Years and Childcare

The Essex Children’s Information         Information available on a range of
Service, Broomfield Place, 189 Main      childcare options. Advice on early years
Rd., Broomfield CM1 7EQ. 01245           education & parents/careers’ entitlement
440400. Email         to grant funding and sign posting to                 related issues such as nursery education
                                         funding, childcare tax credit & special
                                         needs support services.
Care to Learn                            The DfES will pay for childcare & other
Department for Education & Skills.       expenses for young parents 16 –18 yrs,
Young people 0845 600 2809               who start learning after 1st August 2003.
Professionals 0161 234 7269              Call for information. After April 2004 the
                                         DfES will extend provision to those
                                         under 16.

Colleges & universities

Anglia Polytechnic University (APU),     Offers nursery facilities for children from
Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, CM1        3 months to 5 years. Student Services
1SQ. 01245 493131          offers assistance and advice on a range of
                                         topics such as health, careers, money &
                                         study skills.
Chelmsford College, 01245 265611
Epping Forest College, Borders La.,      Student services assist on wide range of
Loughton IG10 3SA. 0845 120 4809         issues including welfare & finance. Free                  condoms available from college nurse.
Harlow College, Velizy Avenue,           Guidance Services staff are able to
Harlow, Essex, CM20 3LH. 01279           provide a wide range of information,
868000          advice and guidance to help people
                                         continue their education,
                                         including applying for financial help with
                                         childcare, travel, equipment and other
                                         costs. Matrix Accredited.

South East Essex College, Carnarvon            Offer nursery facilities to all students and
Road, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6LS. 01702           staff, 3 months – 5 years old. Student
220400              Support Services offers a range of
                                               assistance to help young people access
                                               education, e.g. study skills, financial help,
                                               careers, academic support.
SEEVIC, (South East Essex Sixth Form           Sixth Form and Adult Education College.
College), Runnymede Chase, Benfleet.
01268 756111
Thurrock & Basildon College,                   Pre-school facilities for under 5s (not
Woodview Campus, Grays RM16 2YR.               babies). Some money for childcare for
Nethermayne Campus, Nethermayne,               teenage mothers.
Basildon, SS16 5NN. 0845 601 5746              Looking at developing individual                                  packages to facilitate entry onto courses.

Youth Services

Essex County Council Youth Service,
PO Box 47, County Hall, Chelmsford
CM2 6WN. 01245 436648. Email -
Basildon Locality Youth Office, The            Basildon Locality offers a range of
Knares, Basildon, SS16 5RX 01268               services for young people aged 13 – 19. It
548651                                         has 5 youth centres, a mobile youth
                                               centre, detached team & Youth Contact
                                               Centre. A range of self-development
                                               programmes is available including
                                               alternative education.
The Hermitage Site (Brentwood                  Information & Support service, Monday -
Locality), 15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood        Wednesday & Friday 1.00 p.m. – 2.30
CM15 8AG. 01277 249300. www.get-               p.m. / www.brentwood-          Range of services includes, Young                                     People’s Forum, Youth Arts Forum,
Office open, Monday – Friday, 10.00            alternative education, Duke of Edinburgh
a.m. – 4.00 p.m., please call for details of   Award, live music venue, theatre, cyber
services offered.                              café, study support and contraceptive
Castle Point Locality Youth Office,
Hadleigh Youth Centre, 114 Benfleet
Road, Hadleigh, Benfleet SS7 1QH.
01702 551897 or 556622.
Epping Youth Service, 23 St. Johns Rd,         Sex & relationship advice. Provision of
Epping CM16 5DG. 01992 575522                  barrier protection for young people aged
Harlow Youth Service, The Square,              Part of the C-Card scheme (condom
Fourth Avenue, Harlow, CM20 1DW,               provision) in Harlow
01279 866161
Maldon Locality Youth Office,                  Offers a range of learning opportunities
Carmelite Way, Maldon CM9 5GF.                 & challenging experiences. Encourages
01621 841099                                   personal & social development against

                                          inequality & prejudice in society.
Rochford Locality Youth Service,          Aims to provide a wide range of learning
Rayleigh Youth Centre, Fitzwimarc         opportunities & challenging experiences
School, 72 Hockley Road, Rayleigh SS6     for young people. Promotes personal and
8EB. 01702 775478.                        social development against inequality and     prejudice in society.
Essex Youth Services, Fairycroft Rd.,
Saffron Walden. 01799 523645

Thurrock Youth and Play Service,          Range of services offered to young
Education Department, PO Box 118,         people through youth centres & specific
Grays RM17 6GF. 01375 652827              projects, including alternative education
Locality Offices can be found in South    & E2E (Entry 2 Employment) preparing
Ockendon, Tilbury, Stanford-le-Hope and   young people for entry into education,
Grays, contact above telephone number     training & employment.
for details.

Southend Youth & Connexions               Southend Youth & Connexions Service
Service, Southend Youth Office,           purpose is ‘To support empower &
Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff on Sea SS0   challenge young people to achieve their
0YS. 01702 332066. Fax: 01702 431267      full potential’.


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