Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. is working closely with the London Borough of Camden to develop our approach to engaging with parents who have had experience of child protection processes and our services. In Bexley, we are concentrating on working with our F.L.A.R.E. parents group. We are also part of a growing network of Local Authority areas who
The Learning Hub has begun its work on Priority 6 led by the Local Authority and focused on Getting basic child protection right. The first Hub session took place on 27 October 2020 and identified a series of baselines relating to current practice as well as setting out the plan for the Hub’s activities in
We will be holding our second annual conference on 8th October 2020 and online for the first time! The event will include feedback from our 3 statutory lead partners – Police, CCG and the Local Authority – and will also welcome guest presenters Dr Craig Barlow, Criminologist and Independent Consultant in Forensic Social Work, and
In a recent Learning from Practice group meeting, members reflected on the different working arrangements many agencies have adopted since the lockdown period. They were invited to share their experiences of how they have had to adapted their practice and they highlighted the following: Now supervision sessions with staff members are taking place ‘virtually’, these
SHIELD would like to announce the ‘CREST panel’ to colleagues and partners within the London Borough of Bexley. ‘CREST’ stands for Children at Risk of Exploitation Specialist Safeguarding Task Group. It is the operational multi-agency panel which focuses on adolescent vulnerability and risk in Bexley and which brings agencies together to agree on actions required
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 Learning Hub identified a group of 75 young people the partnership was collectively worried about and Hub members were tasked in June with carrying out well-being checks on those young people. The focus of Priority 4 is to identify and better understand the young people we are most worried about in Bexley as a multi-agency safeguarding partnership.
John Seal, Team Leader for the Bexley Kickstart Motor Project has been sharing examples of what the young people on this project have been doing during COVID-19 including art work, baking and photography.
The partnership’s fifth priority – Getting basic child protection right – was launched in June 2020. Basic child protection is one of the partnership’s priorities each year.
As part of some follow up activity for Priority 2 on parental mental health, we are launching Stories from the heart and mind: A collection of stories and key messages from parents with mental health difficulties.