Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. has agreed 5 shared ambitions for all children and young people in Bexley:

  • All children and young people are safe from harm
  • All children and young people are healthy and enjoy healthy lifestyles
  • All children and young people enjoy and achieve at school and/or college so that they have the skills they need for life and future employment
  • All children and young people have access to leisure and opportunities for fun as they are growing up
  • All children and young people are active in their communities, their experiences count and they have a voice with influence.

The pages in this section of the website contain information for professionals on a range of subjects relating to the safety and well-being of children and young people.

information for professionals

The table of contents below sets out the information for professionals made available on our website:

Key legislation and guidance

Approaches to practice

Responding to serious incidents and allegations

Contextual risk issues

Information about private fostering and childminding