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 Documents


Latest news and updates from the ESCB
CSE and Policing Knowledge Hub 05 September 20160

CSE and Policing Knowledge Hub

Information from Essex Police...

A Guide to the Public Law Outline (PLO) 31 August 20160

A Guide to the Public Law Outline (PLO)

Leaflet advising those working with children and young people about the PLO...

Message from Simon Hart 19 August 20160

Message from Simon Hart

Former Independent Chair bids farewell...

Wise up to Water Safety 03 August 20160

Wise up to Water Safety

From toddlers to teenagers...water safety advice as the summer holidays begin...

NSPCC launches PANTS song and animation 03 August 20160

NSPCC launches PANTS song and animation

The PANTS campaign aims to help protect children from sexual abuse...

Barnardos i-HOP updates 03 August 20160

Barnardos i-HOP updates

i-HOP supports professionals working with offenders’ children and their families...

Tweets from the ESCB