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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
‘How to Argue Better’ - Training Programme 19 September 20170

‘How to Argue Better’ - Training Programme

Essex County Council has collaborated with OnePlusOne Training to offer this course to practitioners working with children and families.

September Training Bulletin 18 September 20170

September Training Bulletin

Missed the latest ESCB e-bulletin? Read the latest updates for those who work or volunteer with children and young people in Essex…

Partnership Domestic Abuse Conference 2017 11 September 20170

Partnership Domestic Abuse Conference 2017

The Southend, Essex and Thurrock Partnership Domestic Abuse Board invites professionals working with children, families and adults to ...

Gender and mental health: research, practice and young people’s views 07 September 20170

Gender and mental health: research, practice and young people’s views

Research by National Children’s Bureau (NCB) finds that gender plays an influential role in all aspects of children and young people’s ...

Chelsea’s Choice: Countywide Child Sexual Exploitation Project 31 August 20170

Chelsea’s Choice: Countywide Child Sexual Exploitation Project

Free Training Opportunity for Professionals and Community Leaders during September and October 2017…

Have You Qualified to be a CSE Champion in 2018? 30 August 20170

Have You Qualified to be a CSE Champion in 2018?

The deadline is approaching for existing Child Sexual Exploitation Champions to maintain the role in Southend, Essex and Thurrock for their ...

Tweets from the ESCB
Annual Conference Resources


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