The Learning Hub
The ‘Back to Practice’ model was developed by Bexley Safeguarding Children’s Board (BSCB) in 2016 to establish stronger connections between the inter-agency policy and strategic functions of the BSCB, senior managers and front line safeguarding practice. The model replaced the traditional structure of Board and several subgroups with a Board, a small executive group made up of the 3 named statutory partners, and a Learning Hub comprising frontline operational leads and managers from all partner agencies in Bexley.
The Learning Hub is at the heart of the partnership’s work on multi-agency practice and is central to its ‘Back to Practice’ model. It examines frontline successes and challenges and makes suggestions and recommendations to improve multi-agency working, which are then presented to the Partnership Board.
The Learning Hub brings together the views of children and families, as well as the professionals that work with them, to continually improve services for Bexley’s most vulnerable children.
The Learning Hub is made up of nominated members representing Bexley’s relevant agencies. Each Learning Hub focuses on a specific practice priority over a 4-month cycle. Activities include multi-agency auditing and feedback events with children, families, and practitioners.