ESCB Bulletin - November 2015


SET Furniture Safety Resources


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.

ESCB Conference - Child Neglect


Resources from this year's conference will be available out for more information!

Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (EWMHS) launches


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...

Essex Early Help Offer

Early Help Doc

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...

PREVENT guidance

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.

Other news

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.

Human Trafficking

The NSPCC's Information Service has published a factsheet explaining how the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) works to identify and support victims of human trafficking.



Child Death Overview Updates

Safer Sleep this Christmas

In the run up to Christmas we are reminding all professionals of the advice around Safer Sleeping and to promote and teach parents about the dangers of poor sleeping arrangements. The advice remains the same, but is even more relevant this time of year as we know many families will be making arrangements which will be different to their usual routine.

We still have a supply of Lullaby Trust advice cards – if anyone would like to receive these please contact us or for further information please visit our Safer Sleep webpages under our new Child Safety resources section.

Button battery safety

Button batteries are deadly, and the risk escalates in the lead up to Christmas battery powered toys flood the market. If swallowed by a child, the electrical charge from a button battery creates caustic soda inside the body. This can burn a hole through the throat and major blood vessels and children can bleed to death. CAPT’s Button Battery safety pack includes one poster and 100 flyers for just £15 (plus £3.95 P&P). Order now and help alert parents and carers.

Choking risks

Choking has again been in the news following the tragic death of a toddler from choking on a grape. The CAPT website have resources available to purchase and The Chokeables campaign by St John Ambulance is always worth watching to refresh lifesaving skills in a choking situation.