Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. Executive has met weekly throughout July 2020. Focused discussions in this period have included domestic abuse and parent engagement. The Executive will meet fortnightly in August and then back to weekly from September. Future issues to be considered are the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO), schools returning, and planning for Year 3 of the partnership.

The Partnership Board met virtually on 13/7/20. Board members were updated on the work of the Learning Hubs for Priorities 4 and 5, current learning reviews and activities to develop Bexley F.L.A.R.E. (parent engagement group), and progress with the review and relaunch of the MASE (soon to be CREST). Feedback from Board members in response to their agency’s business continuity arrangements and COVID-related concerns was shared and the timeline for completing this year’s Section 11 survey was agreed.