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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. 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
 Essex Council for Voluntary Youth Service (ECVYS) Conference 2017 Thursday, July 27, 20170

Essex Council for Voluntary Youth Service (ECVYS) Conference 2017

Essex Council for Voluntary Youth Services (ECVYS) is running a conference for those who volunteer or work within a voluntary youth setting in ...

July Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Bulletin Tuesday, July 25, 20170

July Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Bulletin

If you missed it, you can still read our local and national CSE updates for July.

Are They Safe? - a Safeguarding Guide for the Voluntary and Community Sector Monday, July 17, 20170

Are They Safe? - a Safeguarding Guide for the Voluntary and Community Sector

NSPCC guidance on setting up safeguarding measures for working with children and young people.

Southend, Essex & Thurrock Police Protection Protocol Friday, July 14, 20170

Southend, Essex & Thurrock Police Protection Protocol

Essex Police and Southend, Essex and Thurrock Children’s Services have jointly published a Police Protection Protocol.

Clare Livens' Blog - Child Exploitation Project Manager Thursday, July 13, 20170

Clare Livens' Blog - Child Exploitation Project Manager

For her July blog, discusses how we need to think about our language around ‘exploitation’… 

Barnardo’s Essex CAPI conference – September 2017 Monday, July 10, 20170

Barnardo’s Essex CAPI conference – September 2017

Barnardo's Essex is running the first regional Hidden Cost On Offender Families Conference.

Tweets from the ESCB
Annual Conference Resources


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