3 Safeguarding Partners in Bexley

Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. is led by the 3 named statutory partners: the London Borough of Bexley, South East London Integrated Care Board (ICB) and the South East Basic Command Unit (Metropolitan Police).

Working Together 2023 names the lead representatives (known as LSPs) from each of the 3 safeguarding partners: the Chief Officer of the Police, for local authority Chief Executive, and the ICB Chief Executive (Working-together-to-safeguard-children).

For Bexley, the lead representatives are:

  • Paul Thorogood, Acting Chief Executive – London Borough of Bexley
  • Andrew Bland, Chief Executive Officer –  NHS South East London Integrated Care Board
  • Trevor Lawry, Chief Superintendent/Borough Commander – South East Basic Command Unit (Metropolitan Police)

These lead representatives have identified and delegated responsibility to the following senior officers in their respective agencies:

  • Stephen Kitchman, Director of Children’s Services – London Borough of Bexley
  • Stuart Rowbotham, Place Based Director (Bexley) – NHS South East London Integrated Care Board and Director of Adult Social Care – London Borough of Bexley
  • Simon Dilkes, Detective Superintendent Public Protection – South East Basic Command Unit (Metropolitan Police)

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