We all have a part to play in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults in the district.

We take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously and whilst we do not have a statutory responsibility for child protection (this is the responsibility of Essex County Council) we must help to keep children safe and well in our district. We follow the Southend, Essex &Thurrock (SET) Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures (on the Essex Safeguarding Adults Board website) and the Southend, Essex &Thurrock (SET) Safeguarding Adults Guidelines.

All children, young people and vulnerable adults have the right to to be safe using the services provided for them regardless of age, race, disability, sexual orientation, culture or gender. This includes a right to be protected from any form of abuse.

► Safeguarding children

Safeguarding adults


Safeguarding information

Extra information for carers and professionals.

Essex Safeguarding Adults Board
Essex Safeguarding Children Board
Essex Cares website
Ask Sal
Online safety for children
Working Together to Safeguard Children