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
Healthwatch Bexley is keen to ask young people aged 11-25 years about the impact Covid-19 has had on their wellbeing with the aim of increasing awareness of support services that are available to them. Please share and promote their survey with any young people you know who live in the London Borough of Bexley. Children
The Learning Hub group for Priority 6 – Getting basic child protection right – has met for sessions on case closure, substance misuse, and neglect and has also carried out a multi-agency audit on domestic abuse. One final session is due to take place on guidance for professionals working with pre-mobile babies. 23 practitioners completed
Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. Executive has been focused on plans for 2021 – the work of the Learning Hub, the role of independent scrutiny, and the partnership operational team resources. A number of practice issues have also been spotlighted – young people in custody suites, suicide prevention, working with young people during hospital admissions. The Executive will
We’d love practitioners working in Bexley to complete our short survey on Priority 6 to help us develop a baseline in terms of current practice. The closing date is Monday 30 November 2020.
In line with government guidelines, Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. has continued to carry out its statutory duties using virtual platforms for all meetings and learning events. Its Executive – made up of partnership leads from the Police, Local Authority and CCG – has met fortnightly in November 2020; business continuity arrangements and recovery plans have been the
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