Early Help and Referral Forms

The London Borough of Bexley Children's Services Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) provides a single point of contact if you have concerns about the safeguarding and well-being of a child / young person.

Call: 0208 303 7777 Ask for the 'MASH'

Family Wellbeing Service

A new Family Wellbeing Service was launched on 4 April 2016.

You can download a leaflet here: Family Wellbeing Service Leaflet, April 2016

Please click on this link to the LB Bexley website:

The Family Wellbeing Service


Previous CAF forms

A CAF (Common Assessment Framework) is no longer required as part of a referral to either Children's Social Care or the Family Wellbeing Service.

Agencies may want to continue to use the CAF record as a helpful way of working with a family and the old CAF form can be adapted into something for themselves . It does not need to be sent to Children's Social Care or the Family Wellbeing Service and it will no longer be recorded.

The intention is that practitioners spend their energy and time on the helping rather than the recording.

Children's Social Care and Child Protection Services


For full details on social work services within Bexley please go to the Bexley website Children's social care page.