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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 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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Key Documents


Latest news and updates from the ESCB
FGM Multi-Agency Statutory Guidance 18 May 20160

FGM Multi-Agency Statutory Guidance

New guidance released April 2016...

Children Affected by Parental Imprisonment 16 May 20160

Children Affected by Parental Imprisonment

Resources available for practitioners from i-HOP...

Child Safety Week 2016 04 May 20160

Child Safety Week 2016

Free resources available from Child Accident Prevention Trust...

CSE Champions Bulletin - out now! 27 April 20160

CSE Champions Bulletin - out now!

Missing arrangements, #KnowAboutCSE campaign, annual forums and much more! 

Missing Children - Protecting young runaways 27 April 20160

Missing Children - Protecting young runaways

Resources from the Children's Society...

Blog - Clare Livens 26 April 20160

Blog - Clare Livens

Child Exploitation Manager talks about her work in the last few months...

Tweets from the ESCB