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 Simon Hart, 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
Time to Talk Day Thurs 4th Feb 26 January 20160

Time to Talk Day Thurs 4th Feb

Helping to end the misconceptions around Mental Health...

Change in how to access services from ECC Family Operations 22 January 20160

Change in how to access services from ECC Family Operations

New Family Operations Requests for Support Form (FORS) Form coming into effect from 22nd February 2016...

Children Affected by Parental Imprisonment 20 January 20160

Children Affected by Parental Imprisonment

Essex CAPI service - Newsletter January 2016

Children's social care reform announcement 19 January 20160

Children's social care reform announcement

New social work body for children and adult social care

Open up, reach out 19 January 20160

Open up, reach out

The future of children and young people’s mental health

Death of a baby study day 11 January 20160

Death of a baby study day

Epping Forest Burial Park, Thursday 5th May

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