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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|

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

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

2020-11-17T11:16:16+00:0017 November 2020|

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|