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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 Documents


Latest news and updates from the ESCB
Important Update: Changes to Family Operations Hub 2016/17 02 December 20160

Important Update: Changes to Family Operations Hub 2016/17

Changes have been made to how service requests are made. Read on for the updated information.

ESCB Annual Conference 2016: Serious Case Reviews – embedding the learning from reviews into practice 28 November 20160

ESCB Annual Conference 2016: Serious Case Reviews – embedding the learning from reviews into practice

Over 200 delegates from partner agencies attended the 2016 ESCB Annual Conference on 10th November, which provided an opportunity for all to share ...

#TogetherWeCan Theatre Campaign for Domestic Abuse Awareness Week 25 November 20160

#TogetherWeCan Theatre Campaign for Domestic Abuse Awareness Week

The #TogetherWeCan campaign marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, on 25th November.

Counter Terrorism Awareness Week (25th November – 4th December 2016) 25 November 20160

Counter Terrorism Awareness Week (25th November – 4th December 2016)

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Make the Brake Pledge for Road Safety Week 2016 22 November 20160

Make the Brake Pledge for Road Safety Week 2016

It’s Road Safety Week 2016 (21st - 27th November 2016). Read on about why we all need to remain road safety aware… 

National Audit report on Children’s Services 14 November 20160

National Audit report on Children’s Services

The National Audit Office published its latest report last month, on Children's services, children in need of help or protection. Read more about ...

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