The Southend, Essex and Thurrock Child Death Overview Panel has launched some new resources for parents around furniture safety to raise awareness of the risk of ‘tip-overs’. Advice can be found on the ESCB website along with a downloadable furniture safety poster and leaflet.
Resources from this year's conference will be available shorty...watch out for more information!
The new service is provided by North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) who will provide targeted and specialist emotional wellbeing and mental health support for anybody aged between 0-18, living in Southend, Essex or Thurrock. EWMHS is also available to anybody with Special Educational Needs (SEN) up to the age of 25 and is free at the point of entry. Read more...
The Essex Early Help Offer brings together all the components of early help from across the partnership and is produced with the aim of supporting practitioners, managers and leaders understanding of how joint strategies, policies and practice fit together to support children and families in Essex. Read more...
Universities and colleges across the country are now legally required to take steps to prevent students from being drawn into terrorism. Find out more…
In Essex a Channel Panel has been set up, which is a multi-agency
mechanism that oversees and co-ordinates Prevent
interventions in Essex and an Essex Prevent
Multi-Agency Group provides strategic oversight, direction and co-ordination of
the activities that deliver Prevent
work. More information...
Information Service from Healthwatch Essex
Find out about:
- Health and care services near to you
How to access the support and advice you need
What to do if you have a concern or complaint
How to share feedback about services
Call 0300 500 1895 or visit Healthwatch website.
Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse
In March 2015 The Home
Office produced the Information Guide - Adolescent to Parent Violence and
Abuse. Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse (APVA) is a hidden form of
domestic violence and abuse that still has no legal definition. Read more...
Mandatory reporting of FGM
A duty on all teachers, doctors, nurses and social workers to report child cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to the police has come into force.
Under the Serious Crime Act 2015, health and social care professionals and teachers in England will be obliged to report all casesof known FGM in under18s, whether it is disclosed by the victim or seen by the professional. Find out more.
NSPCC's Information Service has published a factsheet explaining how the
National Referral Mechanism (NRM) works to identify and support victims of