The BSCB runs a minimum of three half-day conferences a year on significant topics for staff working with children and families in Bexley.

To book your place (if you have already registered), please go to:

Or to register contact: Bexley Services Network Helpdesk on

0203 045 5499 or email

Self-Harm and the LSCB Practice Guidance - 8 October 2015

Introduction by Dr Jenny Selway, Public Health Consultant LB Bexley & Bromley and Presentation by Bexley CAMHS

Duration: 9.30 – 1.00

Venue: Public gallery East, Civic Offices Watling St. Bexleyheath

Aim: To present the new practice guidance on self-harm to improve partnership working when dealing with self-harm and support professionals so that they know what action to take.

For more information and to download the Practice Guidance see: BSCB Self Harm webpage.

Self Harm Practice Guidance - launch 21 July 2015

Launch presentation - Dr Jenny Selway, Bexley Public Health Consultant

Self Harm Practice Guidance - Dr Sue Jennings, Oxleas/CAMHS

Multi Agency Child Protection - a new approach. Conference 23 June 2015


Summer conference 14th May 2015 - Child Sexual Exploitation

Chris Smart, SOECA, Metropolitan Police.

Alter Ego Theatre Company in ‘Chelsea’s Choice'.

A play which raises awareness of the journey that young people may have been on that has resulted in them being exploited – a journey that can all too easily make it seem as though they have ‘made their own choices’ and can leave them not seeing themselves as victims and fighting against any intervention.

Alter Ego Chelsea's Choice webpage


BSCB Conference Presentation May 15

Aim: To raise awareness of the warning signs of CSE and different forms in which young people can be exploited.

For more information on CSE see the BSCB CSE webpage

Spring conference - Multi-Agency Child Protection Conferences - A New Approach

LSCB Conference, 6th February 2015, 9.30 – 1.00 pm

Introduced by the Safeguarding Team: Children’s Social Care

Aim: To have a working knowledge of the CP Conference Model that is being introduced in Bexley to improve multi-agency risk assessment and outcome based plans.


Conference presentation 6 February 2015

Autumn Conference - 25th November 2014, Self-Harm

Introduction by Professor Stephen Briggs, Director of the Centre for Social Work Research, University of East London

Dr Sarah Harmon, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Bexley CAMHS Adolescent Team

Aim: To have knowledge of the prevalence and current issues in respect of self- harm and how as professionals in Bexley, we can improve our response to young people engaging in, and at risk of self- harm.


Understanding Self Harm in Adolescence presentation Professor Stephen Briggs

Adolescent Self Harm - presentation Dr Sarah Harmon, Oxleas NHS

Summer Conference - 20th June 2014, Working Together: New Processes and the Continuum of Need

Aim: To improve working together and outcomes for children and young people through an understanding of the new processes within Bexley, and learning from multi-agency audit.

Learning Outcomes:

To have knowledge of new processes within Bexley for supporting children and young people.
The thresholds for intervention and referral pathways are clear and well understood.
To understand responsibilities across agencies and expectations in working together.


Early Intervention and the ‘Front Door’

MASH – Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub

Multi-agency contribution to Child Protection Conferences