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Key Messages from Executive


September 2023


Thematic review on Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Infancy (SUDI) – A thinking tool has been created for professionals working with mothers and their newborns. The aim of the tool is to prompt conversations in order to reduce SUDI. All professionals in contact with service users have a crucial role to support families to understand how to avoid the specific risks for their baby, targeted to their specific needs.


June 2023


Youth Voices - this project run by the Essex Council for Voluntary Youth Services (ECVYS) and funded through the Essex Violence and Vulnerability Unit (VVU) saw 1553 young people from 73 youth clubs across Essex, Southend & Thurrock take part. The Youth Voices report gives an insight into what young people are saying about how safe they feel in their communities. 


Risk in the Community - Risk in the Community is the Essex partnership approach to tackling exploitation of young people. To find out more about the approach visit the pages on the ESCB website where there are videos, information about the RIC pathway and information about Missing and Child Exploitation (MACE).


Child sexual abuse lecture series - Run by The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse and delivered in partnership with Essex Social Care Academy, participants can attend one, two, or all three of these FREE sessions.



March 2023


Online harm - Young people do not differentiate between the real and virtual world in the way that adults/professionals do. As such, the partnership must look at the way online safety and preventing online harms is approached. Young people must be educated and supported but must not feel the responsibility to stay safe is solely on them.


Children’s social care review - On 2 February 2023 the government published its strategy and consultation on children’s social care, Stable Homes, Built on Love


Adultification podcast - The ESCB launched an adultification podcast linked to the Child Q review in Hackney in 2022. This podcast was led by the Anti-Racist Practice Manager in Essex County Council and had representation from across the partnership on the panel. Education are now working to produce information for schools over the coming months.


Reviews and Learning – Working Together Better - A number of themes have been identified from reviews – recently published on the ESCB website are resources around the themes of Neurodiversity and Disguised Compliance.



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