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S.H.I.E.L.D.’s published arrangements document

A refreshed version of our statutory published arrangements document has been produced and can be found on the partnership's website: 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.

2022-06-08T11:48:40+01:001 April 2022|

Bexley FLARE 7-minute briefing

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: The group also has designed a new logo.

2022-04-04T11:30:16+01:001 April 2022|

Safer London Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) Emotional Support Service

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

2022-04-04T11:47:52+01:001 April 2022|

Update on Bexley F.L.A.R.E.

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

2021-09-03T17:15:46+01:003 September 2021|

Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. annual conference – 8 October 2021

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

2021-09-03T17:01:14+01:003 September 2021|

Coping with crying campaign

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

2021-04-30T15:54:19+01:0030 April 2021|

Priority 6 update

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

2021-01-05T13:05:05+00:0016 December 2020|

Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. business continuity plans in response to COVID-19

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

2020-12-16T11:52:18+00:0016 December 2020|