Children’s social care and child protection

Are you worried about a child?

You can ring Bexley Children’s Social Care at any time if you are worried there is a risk of significant harm to a child or young person.

Out of hours, you will be connected to the out-of-hours duty team.

Daytime hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm): 020 3045 5440.

Out of hours (5pm to 9am Monday to Friday and 24 hour cover at weekends): 020 8303 7777 or 020 8303 7171.

Services for Children, Young People and Families

Bexley Children’s Social Care help children and families who are experiencing difficulties. The service given depends on the need identified and can range from simple advice and helping with playgroup fees to arranging for a child to live with foster carers.

A leaflet is available with advice for parents and carers if they are invited to a Child Protection conference:

Link to revised leaflet to be added when produced

A leaflet has been produced with advice for parents and family members if they are involved in a Core Group meeting:

Core Groups and Core Group Meetings: A guide for children and their families (updated in October 2019)

For more information about Children’s Social Care, go to Bexley Council’s website:

for families