Parents from the Bexley F.L.A.R.E. group came together with partnership leads from Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. and Children’s Social Care to catch up online about how everyone was doing and plans to develop the work of F.L.A.R.E. over the coming weeks and months. Future plans for the group include exploring and better understanding the Signs of Safety
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.