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Local Authorities that listen circle

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

2020-11-20T10:37:29+00:0011 November 2020|

Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. Annual Conference – Thursday 8th October, 10am – 2.30pm (Microsoft Teams)

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

2020-10-02T12:08:01+01:002 October 2020|

‘Good news’ stories during Covid-19

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

2020-10-02T12:06:31+01:002 October 2020|

Introducing ‘CREST’ – Children at Risk of Exploitation Specialist Safeguarding Task Group

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

2020-10-02T12:04:35+01:002 October 2020|

Priority 4 update

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.

2020-08-21T12:09:23+01:0031 July 2020|