Southend Safeguarding Partnership
(The Southend Safeguarding Partnership (SSP) was formerly known as either the Local Safeguarding Childrens Board (LSCB) or Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) and whilst the new SSP Website is under development some documents may still reference these Boards)
The Southend Safeguarding Partnership (SSP) aims to ensure the safety and protection of children and adults with care and support needs within the borough. It achieves this by working with the Police, Health, Social Care and voluntary agencies to ensure that care and support needs, their support agencies and the wider community can raise awareness about abuse, develop a culture that does not tolerate abuse, and prevent abuse from happening wherever possible. Where abuse does happen, the SSP and their partner agencies are able to support and safeguard the rights of people who are harmed, stop abuse from continuing, and improve the victims access to any services they may need, such as advocacy, post-abuse support, or legal services.