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Oct 13 2022

Extra support for our Essex families (October 2022)

The Violence and Vulnerability Unit has, for the last academic year, funded two Team Around the Family Support Officers (TAFSOs) after the Vulnerable School’s Index highlighted two geographical locations where a specific place based TAFSO would have the greatest impact. The role of a TAFSO is to provide support to any professional in Essex who […]

Apr 21 2022

Understanding best practice in anti knife teaching (April 2022)

Essex Police, the Essex VVU, the PFCC for Essex and The Ben Kinsella Trust are teaming up to raise awareness of the dangers of carrying a knife. We are offering a teachers, youth workers and practitioners in greater Essex. the opportunity to tour the award-winning Choices & Consequences anti-knife crime exhibition and learn about best […]

Feb 03 2021

Cuckooing training (March 2021)

We are running training sessions focussing on the subject of cuckooing for professionals in any area of work in which they might come into contact with potential victims of cuckooing. The intention is to raise awareness to allow participants to spot the signs and have the confidence to make a positive difference to the situation, or know who to refer to.

Feb 02 2021

“Stay safe” webinars (January – March 2021)

During January – March 2021 we are working in partnership with Southend, Essex and Thurrock Safeguarding Boards to deliver webinars to professionals across the county.

Feb 01 2021

“Every Contact Counts” training (April – December 2020)

These ‘Every Contact Counts’ sessions aim to raise awareness of exploitation among those in the wider violence and vulnerability partnership, and particularly those with public facing roles.

Working in partnership with the VVU, ECC’s Children and Families Commissioning team commissioned the sessions and coordinated delivery alongside Community Safety Partnerships with VVU funds.