Latest News from the ESCB - September 2015


ESCB website re-launch!


Over the past few months the content on our website has been updated and our new website will be launched very soon. You shouldn’t see any disruption to access it will just look a bit different. One of the new features is a topics and resources section for practitioners in which you’ll be able to select the topic you’re interested in whether that be CSE, FGM or Neglect and from that one page you’ll be able to access everything you need to know about that particular topic from basic information, local policies and procedures, to national guidance, latest news and learning and development opportunities. We welcome feedback on the site and if you have anything you want to see included do get in touch. 

ESCB Annual Report 2014-15


ESCB's Annual Report for the last financial year has this week been finalised and approved at the ESCB Board meeting. You can access the report here.

Introducing the ESCB’s new Child Sexual Exploitation Project Manager - Clare Livens

Clare Livens

Clare has recently been appointed into the newly created post of ‘Child Sexual Exploitation Project Manager’, working within the Essex Safeguarding Children Board (ESCB) the post is a fixed term of 2 years. Read Clare’s blog on the ESCB website…

Child Sexual Exploitation Triage Team (CSETT) - Essex Police


Following conversations at the last round of CSE networking forums around CSETT please find attached a letter from Detective Superintendent Investigations Lucy Morris, explaining this situation and a link to the working protocol. This information has already been cascaded to CSE Champions.

ESCB Training Opportunities

Don’t forget the ESCB have a whole host of different learning and development opportunities for you to take advantage of from Child in Need training, to Serious Case Review briefings and Child Sexual Exploitation champions training. Take a look at the website to find out more and book…

The Children’s Society ‘Hidden Harm’ Project in Essex

‘CHHAT’ (Community Hidden Harm Awareness Team) has been running since April last year, successfully supporting children and young people affected by parental substance misuse, through one-to-one therapeutic interventions, peer group work and community schemes. The team are continuing to work collaboratively with professionals across the county. More information…

Other news

Violence Against Women and Girls – Summer 2015 Newsletter

The Role of Serious Case Reviews in Improving the Child Protection System

FGM Consultation

The Home Office is consulting on draft statutory multi-agency practice guidance on female genital mutilation. Deadline for submission of responses is 30 September 2015.

The increasing threat of online radicalisation

There is a new public facing Prevent website that has been developed in collaboration with the National Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters (NCTPHQ) Strategic Communications to complement their Syria campaign activity and is designed to provide a portal for Prevent publicity and engagement materials developed for the public by police and key partners.

Emotional wellbeing and mental health of children in care

The NSPCC has produced a short animation about improving emotional wellbeing and mental health of children in care. The animation summarises the research and key recommendations for change.

Gang involvement and missing people

Catch 22 Dawes Unit and Missing People have published a report providing evidence of links between gang involvement and going missing. Findings include: runaway and missing children are being used by gangs to expand inner city drugs empires into rural areas.