Right Care, Right Person (RCRP) will be going live within the Metropolitan Police (MPS) call centre from 1st November 2023. This will mean that the MPS will no longer be responding to health related calls unless there are exceptional circumstances. The MPS RCRP policy applies to 4 health-related pillars. These are; Medical support (physical and mental health)
Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. has refreshed its Bruising Protocol for Non-Independently Mobile Infants and Children with additional guidance from the Child Safeguarding Review Panel and other best practice. The Bruising Management flowchart has also been updated accordingly. More information on unexplained injuries in babies and the revised protocol here.
The SDQ is a clinically validated brief behavioural screening questionnaire. It is used with children who are looked after from ages 11-17 to enable social workers and other professionals to form a view about the emotional wellbeing of a child who is looked after. The questionnaire exists in three versions: a self-evaluation for the child,
A refreshed version of our statutory published arrangements document has been produced and can be found on the partnership's website: https://bexleysafeguardingpartnership.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Bexley-SHIELD-Arrangements-document-to-be-published-Feb-2022-Final.pdf The document provides a detailed description of the partnership arrangements, meetings, approaches to working with families, and our training offer. A separate account of our journey from Bexley Safeguarding Children’s Board to the S.H.I.E.L.D.
Bexley FLARE, our Parent Champion Network, have produced a 7-minute briefing on who the group is, the group’s principles and values, what the group offers, some of their previous achievements and future plans. You can find the briefing on our website: https://bexleysafeguardingpartnership.co.uk/flare-2/ The group also has designed a new logo.
The Safer London Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) service provides early emotional support to children and families impacted by child sexual abuse. The service has operated in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham since 2018 commissioned by the CCGs in those areas and is now expanding to Bromley, Greenwich and Bexley. Criteria and referral pathway information can be
Our parent champion group (Bexley F.L.A.R.E.) are preparing for a joint training workshop on collaborative work with practitioners due to take place on 25 October. The workshop will help us to think about how we can develop our restorative practice with families in a variety of settings and situations. The workshop will run from 9.30am
Next month on 7 September is Youth Mental Health Day (YMHD), an awareness day founded by leading young persons’ mental health charity, stem4. YMHD encourages understanding and awareness of mental health in young people, enabling them to live happy and healthy lives all year round. Each year, the day aims to get young people, and
The partnership’s third annual conference will take place on 8 October and provide an overview of some of the work of the Learning Hub, Learning from Practice Group, F.L.A.R.E. and other activities undertaken between October 2020 and September 2021. The conference will focus on Bexley's approaches to Think Family and multi-agency conversations. When: Friday 8 October
Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. is working with the safeguarding partnerships in Greenwich and Lewisham on a joint campaign to promote resources and support services to parents who might be struggling to respond to their babies when they cry. The initial phase of the campaign – to identify some key resources (websites, organisations and apps) and signpost parents