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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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Latest news and updates from the ESCB
Support Safer Internet Day on 7th February 2017 23 January 20170

Support Safer Internet Day on 7th February 2017

Join hundreds of organisations to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

Reprezent Essex - Broadcasting Scheme for Young People 19 January 20170

Reprezent Essex - Broadcasting Scheme for Young People

A youth-led radio station has launched in Essex with a year-long broadcast training scheme for 13 – 24 year olds.

Essex Social Care Academy Launches Training Programme for Strategic Leaders and Managers 04 January 20170

Essex Social Care Academy Launches Training Programme for Strategic Leaders and Managers

ESCA is offering a free taster session for its training programme aimed at leaders and managers in social care and partner agencies.

Essex Fire Service's Community Development Manager Awarded MBE 03 January 20170

Essex Fire Service's Community Development Manager Awarded MBE

"A highly valued member of ESCB", Donna Finch has been recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list for services to children, young people ...

Safeguarding in Sport 23 December 20160

Safeguarding in Sport

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#Be A Voice for Victims 23 December 20160

#Be A Voice for Victims

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