Skip to navigation Skip to main content

 

Essex County Council News Desk​

Statem​ent 

Cllr David Fi​nch, Leader of Essex County Council, said: "We are aware of historical child abuse concerns in relation to individual members of staff employed by Essex County Council in the 1980s and early 1990s.

 "We know that concerns w​ere investigated at that time by the Council and Essex Police, and appropriate actions were taken in accordance with the evidence available and convictions secured.

 "However, these are clearly very serious allegations. As the Chief Constable of Essex has said, at present we have allegations but no suspects, victims or locations. If any​one has information or can help this review, we urge them to come forward and speak to the police or other specialist agencies who provide support and advice to the victims of child sexual abuse."​​

Media enquiries

Email: press.desk@essex.gov.uk

Tel: 03330 132800

Our of hours contact for media: 07717 867525.