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Safeguarding children

Children have the right to grow up safe from harm. It is not acceptable for anyone to treat a child in a way that makes them unhappy and that will affect  their future wellbeing and quality of life. Children and young people can only be safeguarded if everyone involved with them works together effectively.

Work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children is present in all involvement with children & young people from universal through early intervention and targeted services to child protection.

Safeguarding children is one of the highest priorities for NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group. The CCG is committed to minimising the risk of physical, sexual or emotional harm to all children and young people. The CCG endeavours to ensure that it has the necessary checks and systems to do this, as required under Section 11 of the Children Act 2004.  You can find out about how the CCG does this by following the links at the bottom of the left hand menu to the annual reports on Safeguarding and the Health of Children Looked After.


'where to get help' What does the service do?

The Bexley Safeguarding Children team offers support and advice about safeguarding children, promoting good practice and effective communication within and between agencies on matters relating to the protection of children. 

If you would like more information about the safeguarding children service at NHS Bexley CCG, please contact the children's safeguarding lead, Jill May.  

Protecting children from domestic violence

Across the capital there has been an increase of approximately 30% in the numbers of domestic violence incidents reported to the Metropolitan Police since the start of 2010. Rates of domestic violence in some parts of Bexley are high when compared with other areas of London.

Working to reduce the incidence of domestic abuse is a priority for Bexley partners.

We also realise it is important that non-abusing parents are supported to ensure they are able to meet the needs of their children. 

For more information, use the links in the left hand menu. 

If you have concerns for a child who may be at risk of living in a household where you know there is  domestic abuse, please see our 'where to get help' section for more information about who to contact.


Contact us

Email: jill.may@nhs.net
Tel: 020 8298 2508 or 07950 535843