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The Essex Safeguarding Children Board

The Essex Safeguarding Children Board is a statutory body which acts as a mechanism for agreeing how relevant organisations in Essex co-operate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.

The aim of the Board is to improve outcomes for children by co-ordinating the work of local agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and ensuring the effectiveness of that work. The ESCB works with Essex County Council, Essex Police, Essex Community Rehabilitation Company, Education Services, Health Services, City, Borough and District Councils, and the Voluntary Sector. We also work with the Southend and Thurrock Local Safeguarding Children Boards. Find out more...

Welcome from the Independent Chair
Hi, I’m Phil Picton, Independent Chair for the Essex Safeguarding Children Board (ESCB) and I’d like to welcome you to the Board website. Whether you are visiting the website for professional reasons, or as a parent or young person we hope you find the information you need.
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Key Messages From The Board

Here, we want to share with you some of the key themes discussed at Essex   Safeguarding Children Board meetings. 

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Essex Safeguarding Children Board – Key messages from Board meetings
Essex Safeguarding Children Board – Key messages from Board meetings
Essex Safeguarding Children Board – Key messages from Board meetings
Essex Safeguarding Children Board – Key messages from Board meetings
Key Documents
Latest news and updates from the ESCB
Introducing The New Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET) Child Sexual Exploitation Toolbox 22 February 20170

Introducing The New Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET) Child Sexual Exploitation Toolbox

The new ‘SET CSE Toolbox is now ‘Live’ and ready to use for professionals working with children, young people and ...

An estimated four out of five young carers receive no support… 13 February 20170

An estimated four out of five young carers receive no support…

The Children’s Commissioner's new study looks into how young carers are themselves supported.

CSE National Updates 26 January 20170

CSE National Updates

A round-up of recent publications, including cyberbullying guidance and advice on working with children who have been trafficked...

NWG and the CSE Response Unit 26 January 20170

NWG and the CSE Response Unit

Phil Ashford, Operational Lead tells us more about the CSE Response Unit and the broader work of the NWG in tackling child sexual ...

Anti-Slavery Partnership Coordinator 26 January 20170

Anti-Slavery Partnership Coordinator

Find out about the work of Essex Police's Anti-Slavery Partnership Coordinator...

CARE (Children at Risk of Exploitation) Update 26 January 20170

CARE (Children at Risk of Exploitation) Update

The Children's Society introduces its new Boys and Young Men CSE worker and discusses working with young people produce an online resource ...

Tweets from the ESCB