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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 Probation Services, 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. Read more from Phil Picton...

Key messages from the latest Board meeting

Here, we want to share with you some of the key themes discussed at Essex   Safeguarding Children Board meetings. Read them here...

Key Documents
New Child Death Review Guidance published 18 October 20180

New Child Death Review Guidance published

Clare Livens, Child Exploitation Manager 18 October 20180

Clare Livens, Child Exploitation Manager

Clare's October 2018 blog is live...

Anti-Slavery Day 2018 18 October 20180

Anti-Slavery Day 2018

Raising awareness of county lines and child exploitation...

Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation 18 October 20180

Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation

Updated guidance...

Female genital mutilation resources from the Home Office 10 October 20180

Female genital mutilation resources from the Home Office

Helping to raise awareness of the harmful health consequences associated with female genital mutilation (FGM)...

Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018 10 October 20180

Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018

The death of a baby can happen to anyone. Break the silence...