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Priority 6 update

The Learning Hub group for Priority 6 – Getting basic child protection right – has met for sessions on case closure, substance misuse, and neglect and has also carried out a multi-agency audit on domestic abuse. One final session is due to take place on guidance for professionals working with pre-mobile babies. 23 practitioners completed

2021-01-05T13:05:05+00:0016 December 2020|

Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. business continuity plans in response to COVID-19

Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. Executive has been focused on plans for 2021 – the work of the Learning Hub, the role of independent scrutiny, and the partnership operational team resources. A number of practice issues have also been spotlighted – young people in custody suites, suicide prevention, working with young people during hospital admissions. The Executive will

2020-12-16T11:52:18+00:0016 December 2020|

Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. business continuity plans in response to COVID-19

In line with government guidelines, Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. has continued to carry out its statutory duties using virtual platforms for all meetings and learning events. Its Executive – made up of partnership leads from the Police, Local Authority and CCG – has met fortnightly in November 2020; business continuity arrangements and recovery plans have been the

2020-11-17T11:16:16+00:0017 November 2020|

Local Authorities that listen circle

Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. is working closely with the London Borough of Camden to develop our approach to engaging with parents who have had experience of child protection processes and our services. In Bexley, we are concentrating on working with our F.L.A.R.E. parents group. We are also part of a growing network of Local Authority areas who

2020-11-20T10:37:29+00:0011 November 2020|

Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. Annual Conference – Thursday 8th October, 10am – 2.30pm (Microsoft Teams)

We will be holding our second annual conference on 8th October 2020 and online for the first time! The event will include feedback from our 3 statutory lead partners – Police, CCG and the Local Authority – and will also welcome guest presenters Dr Craig Barlow, Criminologist and Independent Consultant in Forensic Social Work, and

2020-10-02T12:08:01+01:002 October 2020|

‘Good news’ stories during Covid-19

In a recent Learning from Practice group meeting, members reflected on the different working arrangements many agencies have adopted since the lockdown period. They were invited to share their experiences of how they have had to adapted their practice and they highlighted the following: Now supervision sessions with staff members are taking place ‘virtually’, these

2020-10-02T12:06:31+01:002 October 2020|