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The University of Essex Online has announced the launch of a new Master of Public Health (MPH) qualification, which will be delivered entirely online using a virtual learning platform. Studies will combine the flexibility of home learning with high-quality resources and support from experienced tutors. The first intake will be…
Two new services designed to cut the number of children being removed into care, do work – saving money and transforming lives. This is the conclusion of an interdisciplinary team from the University of Essex, led by Professor Pamela Cox from the Department of Sociology. They have just completed the…
Six police officers are facing a criminal investigation after an inquiry into the alleged mishandling of child abuse complaints was extended, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPPC) has said. Earlier this year Essex Police apologised to alleged child abuse victims after it found problems relating to "a lack of honesty…
A watchdog is investigating further complaints over a police force's handling of sex cases after uncovering problems with 30 child abuse investigations dating back to the 1960s. Staff at Essex Police are on restricted duties after the force announced the cases of 59 alleged victims, some young children, over nearly…
Essex County Council removed all of its residents from seven care homes in the past five years because of safety and welfare concerns, it has emerged. The details were published following a BBC Freedom of Information request to the county council. Some of reasons for the decisions involved patient neglect…
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