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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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Key Messages From The Board

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

Essex Safeguarding Children Board – Key messages from Board meetings
Essex Safeguarding Children Board – Key messages from Board meetings
Essex Safeguarding Children Board – Key messages from Board meetings
Essex Safeguarding Children Board – Key messages from Board meetings
Key Documents
Latest news and updates from the ESCB
ACT Campaign 28 March 20170

ACT Campaign

Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) is a national campaign, highlighting how the public can play a key role in helping prevent terrorism...

Rethinking ‘Did Not Attend’ 27 March 20170

Rethinking ‘Did Not Attend’

A video animation by the Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board, encourages practitioners to identify children as ‘was not ...

Government Campaign to Tackle Child Abuse, Together 21 March 20170

Government Campaign to Tackle Child Abuse, Together

The Department of Education campaign aims to tackle the barriers that prevent members of the public reporting any concerns.

Safer Sleep Week: 13th - 19th March 2017 15 March 20170

Safer Sleep Week: 13th - 19th March 2017

The Lullaby Trust's campaign on the importance of safer sleep and reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

The I Didn’t Know Campaign is back! 13 March 20170

The I Didn’t Know Campaign is back!

The award-winning I Didn’t Know Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Campaign has re-launched. Find out how you can support the campaign...

Essex Children in Care Council and the ‘I Didn’t Know’ Campaign nominated for NWG’s Unsung Hero Awards 08 March 20170

Essex Children in Care Council and the ‘I Didn’t Know’ Campaign nominated for NWG’s Unsung Hero Awards

Nominations received for work to tackle child sexual exploitation.

Tweets from the ESCB
Annual Conference Resources


Access and share the learning from the keynote speeches and workshops held at the 2016 event...