Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. is the safeguarding partnership for children and young people. The partnership was formed in October 2018, is led by the Local Authority, Police, and Clinical Commissioning Group, and was named by Bexley’s Youth Council.
This advice is to help us to help families to become stronger and more resilient so that they can identify what is difficult and find solutions before their difficulties become so complex that specialist statutory social work help is required.
The advice should be read alongside statutory guidance and the framework for supporting children in need as outlined in the London child protection procedures, published and updated by the London safeguarding children board. These procedures are more detailed and provide practice guidance about expectations for safeguarding practice across London and between boroughs.