Policies, procedures and practice guidance


ESCB Policies, Procedures and Practice Guidance 

The ESCB has recently updated several pieces of practice guidance, which are available to download on the website. They have been highlighted below. Take a moment to make sure you are familiar with these documents and know where to access them.

All documents are available in the dedicated Practitioner section of the website called 'Working with Children'. There is a page called policies, where we will load all existing and updated policies.

SET Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures

The Southend, Essex and Thurrock Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures were last updated in September 2015.  Further updates are likely in 2016 which we will keep you informed about.

Southend, Essex and Thurrock Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures

Local Guidance, Policy / Protocols

Alongside the overarching SET procedures there are some local ESCB practice guidance and protocols that complement them.

Safer Recruitment Top Tips ~

Pre-birth Assessment multi-agency protocol ~

Supervision of Parents of Children in Acute Hospital Settings When There Are Safeguarding Concerns ~

Practice Guidance and Care Pathway for Children and Young People who are admitted to Psychiatric In-patient Units in Essex ~

E-Safety policy ~


CSE Strategy (SET) ~

Domestic Abuse Strategy (SET) ~

Further information and guidance on these topics can be found in our safeguarding topics section of the ESCB website.

Other downloads

The following two posters have been updated and can be used by partner agencies or adapted as they see fit.

Worried about a child poster ~

Whistleblowing poster ~

They are also accessible from the Reporting Concerns page of the ESCB website.