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. Read them here...

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
Revised Child Sexual Exploitation Chapter in Southend, Essex & Thurrock Child Protection Procedures 15 May 20170

Revised Child Sexual Exploitation Chapter in Southend, Essex & Thurrock Child Protection Procedures

ESCB has updated the CSE chapter of the SET Child Protection Procedures.

ESCB creates Child Sexual Exploitation Learning and Development Standards 09 May 20170

ESCB creates Child Sexual Exploitation Learning and Development Standards

New guidance for organisations in relation to CSE training...

Clare Livens' Blog - Child Sexual Exploitation Project Manager 26 April 20170

Clare Livens' Blog - Child Sexual Exploitation Project Manager

In her April 2017 update, our CSE Project Manager discusses the far and wide support received for the recent I Didn’t Know Campaign, and ...

Children Missing Education: Family Experiences 12 April 20170

Children Missing Education: Family Experiences

The National Children’s Bureau report looks at families who have experiences of children missing education.

Neglect Guidance 06 April 20170

Neglect Guidance

Essex Safeguarding Children Board has published Multi-Agency Practice Guidance on Neglect.

County Lines: gang violence and exploitation 29 March 20170

County Lines: gang violence and exploitation

An updated report by the National Crime Agency (NCA) has found that the use of ‘county lines’ by gangs, is a growing issue, and ...

Tweets from the ESCB
Annual Conference Resources


Access and share the learning from the keynote speeches and workshops held at the 2016 event...