The Care Provider Forum offers a space for providers to discuss their views on matters of safeguarding with the Board. Multi-agency professionals attend to update on training and other developments affecting the sector. It also offers a great opportunity to meet other providers and build a network with them to provide support and feedback on issues affecting there area of work. The Forum runs quarterly sessions in Essex and providers are encouraged to be actively involved. The Care Provider forum on 4th April, began to respond to the suggestions made by providers. We will have guest speakers from the contracts team at Essex County Council providing updates on key requirements such as safer recruitment checks.

The latest Care Provider Forum was held on 27th June and featured local Prevent representatives, while guest speaker, the Chief Superintendent of Essex Police gave a presentation on Gangs & Cuckooing.. Although the event has passed, all details can be found on the following webpage:

If you are interested in getting involved, either as a provider member or as an agency or organisation keen to engage more with providers through sharing key updates or learning, get in touch to sign up for future updates at

[email protected]

Presentations from April’s Forum are available to download and share from the ESAB website:

For IMCA and DOLs information

ESAB Training

ESAB offers a host of learning and development courses, including a FREE Safeguarding Basic Awareness e-learning package.

You can book all our 2016/17 courses online