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Bexley Early Help Event For Parents

  Following S.H.I.E.L.D.'s successful professionals event in February we are following up with one aimed at parents and carers. The session will seek to: Identify obstacles to access for families - and create a plan to tackle these Improve understanding between professionals and parents Increase awareness of Bexley's Early Help Offer We are planning to

2024-06-03T15:11:06+01:003 June 2024|

Pre-Birth Assessment Protocol

    The importance of conducting pre-birth assessments has been highlighted by numerous research studies and Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews which have shown that children are most at risk of fatal and severe assaults in the first year of life, usually inflicted by their carers. Pre-Birth Assessment is a sensitive and complex area of work. The Bexley

2024-06-03T14:41:10+01:003 June 2024|

Revised Bexley Bruising Protocol

Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. has refreshed its Bruising Protocol for Non-Independently Mobile Infants and Children with additional guidance from the Child Safeguarding Review Panel and other best practice. The Bruising Management flowchart has also been updated accordingly. More information on unexplained injuries in babies and the revised protocol here.

2023-12-19T15:17:43+00:0019 December 2023|

Children Looked After – Strength & Difficulties Questionnaire

The SDQ is a clinically validated brief behavioural screening questionnaire. It is used with children who are looked after from ages 11-17 to enable social workers and other professionals to form a view about the emotional wellbeing of a child who is looked after. The questionnaire exists in three versions: a self-evaluation for the child,

2023-12-19T13:43:48+00:0019 December 2023|

Metropolitan Police – Right Care, Right Person

Right Care, Right Person (RCRP) will be going live within the Metropolitan Police (MPS) call centre from 1st November 2023. This will mean that the MPS will no longer be responding to health related calls unless there are exceptional circumstances. The MPS RCRP policy applies to 4 health-related pillars. These are;  Medical support (physical and mental health)

2024-02-15T11:03:15+00:0022 November 2023|

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|