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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
Chelsea’s Choice: Countywide Child Sexual Exploitation Project Tuesday, June 20, 20170

Chelsea’s Choice: Countywide Child Sexual Exploitation Project

Essex Youth Service is hosting free training for professionals and community leaders working with young people

Safer Sleep for Babies: Wake up to the Dangers of Co-sleeping Risks Thursday, June 8, 20170

Safer Sleep for Babies: Wake up to the Dangers of Co-sleeping Risks

The campaign is back from 12th- 23rd June 2017 to raise awareness across Southend, Essex and Thurrock.

Child Safety Week: 5th – 11th June 2017 Monday, June 5, 20170

Child Safety Week: 5th – 11th June 2017

Run by Child Accident Prevention Trust, this year’s campaign theme is Safe children: sharing is caring.

Supporting Care Leavers Thursday, June 1, 20170

Supporting Care Leavers

The Prince’s Trust published a report looking at what works in supporting care leavers into positive outcomes in England. 

Essex Children Affected by Parental Imprisonment Service: May Update Wednesday, May 31, 20170

Essex Children Affected by Parental Imprisonment Service: May Update

Updated resources available to support professionals working with children and families of offenders... 

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

Tweets from the ESCB
Annual Conference Resources


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