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Protecting children and vulnerable people from harm

“Our objective is to ensure children and vulnerable people are appropriately safeguarded and that they receive the help and support they need”


Working with safeguarding partners and the Southend, Thurrock and Essex Safeguarding Boards we will:

  • Promote prevention and early intervention to keep children safe from all forms of abuse including child sexual abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse and neglect and Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).
  • Promote and encourage partnerships to challenge and support Essex Police to deliver and susatin improvements to outcomes in child protection interventions.
  • Work with frontline professionals including doctors, nurses, teachers and social workers to identify signs of abuse and understand how best to refer victims for support.
  • Bring more perpetrators of rape and sexual abuse to justice.
  • Improve reporting rates of sexual abuse and ensure victims have access to appropriate support.
  • Support those with mental health, alcohol and drug misuse issues, intervening early to prevent harm and divert away from the Criminal Justice System wherever appropriate, through initiatives such as street triage.
  • Deliver awareness campaigns for children and young people to improve understanding of healthy relationships through schools and public health information.
  • Tackle perpetrators who groom individuals or groups, with a particular focus on victims who are targeted online.
  • Respond to the needs of individuals and local communities who are vulnerable to specific crime types such as hate crime, elder abuse, harassment, human trafficking, female genital mutilation (FGM), forced marriage and honour based abuse (HBA)
  • Improve reporting of hate incidents through improved community engagement and greater use of Hate Crime Reporting Centres.

So that children and vilnerable people are kept safe from harm

Performance Outcomes and Indicators

Children and vulnerable people are kept safe from harm

  1. Victims and witness satisfaction with the services they receive (survey).
  2. Increase in the number of outcomes for child abuse.


PFCC for Essex, Kelvedon Park, London Road, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex, CM8 3HB
01245 291600

If your enquiry relates to operational policing or a crime please contact Essex Police here

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