Learning Resources and Events

The BSCB and its partners are committed to ensuring learning and improvement takes place. Our Learning and Improvement Framework sets out our vision of building a better Bromley for our children and young people through listening to children, young people and their families, learning from professional practice and taking a lead on change. This involves developing a culture of reflective practice, through sharing best practice to promote a growing understanding of what works well and rigorous analysis when things go wrong.

We learn through conducting multi-agency learning reviews, including Serious Case Reviews, through auditing, user and staff feedback, inspection and safeguarding reports, evaluations, and performance data and intelligence.

We hold seminars and lunchtime briefings to share learning with staff and hold a large annual conference every autumn. Presentations and papers from these events are available below. Learning is embedded in to our training courses and policies and procedures.


Below are the reports following the most recent multi-agency audit reports and any practice guidance which was subsequently amended.

> Multi Agency Audit 2017 Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
CSE Audit Multi Agency Presentation 2017
> Multi agency audit on neglect cases which did not meet threshold May 2017
> Neglect Audit Multi Agency Presentation 2017
> Multi agency audit on Early Intervention Practice Guidance - February 2014
> Multi agency audit on Domestic Abuse Practice Guidance - March 2014
> Effective Core Groups Practice Guidance.pdf
> Multi agency audit on the Effectiveness of Core Groups Practice Guidance - July 2014
> Safeguarding Neglected Children Practice Guidance.pdf
> Multi agency audit on Child Protection Practice Guidance - September 2013
> Multi agency audit on Safeguarding Missing Children Practice Guidance - September 2013
> SCIE At a glance 63 - Improving liaison between acute paediatric and child protection services.docx


For current training and learning events, visit the Training Programme page. Learning from past events is shared below:

Understanding Safeguarding – Multi-Agency Partnership Events

During 2017, there will be twelve multi-agency partnership events (MAPE) for the children's workforce in Bromley. Three separate events will be repeated four times during the year. The programme has been developed to address topical issues, gaps in knowledge, and areas of concern raised by colleagues. This is an exciting opportunity to improve your knowledge of practice and services in Bromley as well as networking with colleagues you do not often see or whom you have never met. For more information and to book a place visit https://bromley.mylifeportal.co.uk/mape

Presentations from the events held so far:

MAPE 1 Understanding Safeguarding

MAPE 2 Emerging Issues

MAPE 3 Aspirations for our CYP

Jim Gamble's presentation for MAPE 2 can now be used by the children's workforce in team meetings to share the messages from the BSCB in a dynamic, interactive way

Annual Conference 2016 – Safeguarding Bromley’s Children and Young People in a Digital Age

The theme for this year’s conference was Safeguarding Bromley’s Children and Young People in a Digital Age. 145 people attended and feedback was that the conference was very valuable with some fantastic speakers.

The conference explained how our young people use the internet today. It addressed both the potential dangers and the benefits of growing up in a digital world. Topics included: emerging threats, offender tactics and the latest trends; safeguarding your professional reputation; safer online gaming; how the internet promotes some dangerous practices; CSE and grooming; and discussion on a range of scenarios children and young people may encounter online and advice that can be given.

Presentations and key learning points of the day are available below.

> Annie Callanan introduction to conference topic 2016.pdf
> CEOP presentation highlights.pdf
> Pornography and young people-effect on body image and behaviour.pdf
> Bromley Changes Presentation on legal highs edited.pdf
> Prevent Presentation.pdf
> Bromley Youth Council Presentation.pptx
> Childnet presentation summary and links.docx
> WHAT YOU CAN DO TO SUPPORT CHILDREN TO KEEP SAFE ONLINE- key advice from BSCB conference 2016.pdf
> Predatory Offenders Unit Presentation edited version.pdf
> news release following BSCB conference for BSCB website.pdf

SCRs featuring neglect – Lunchtime Learning July 2016

This session enabled delegates to reflect on Serious Case Reviews from three areas where neglect featured. The focus was on balancing parental needs with the needs of the child and aimed to help those working with children and young people at any level to strengthen their practice and to enhance their management of cases.

SCR Briefing on Neglect July 2016.pptx

Signs of Safety and how it works with the CAF – workshop March 2016

• A brief overview of the Signs of safety model-including how social workers will be using it with families
• An explanation of some of the direct work tools including Child friendly Child protection plans
• What do we mean by “Risk Statements” and “Safety Goals”?
• Signs of Safety and the CAF

> Education Safeguarding Leads Presentation
> Thinking About a Child.doc

ESAC Forum – February 2017

This 2 hour workshop for schools covered the DBS Update Service, the referral process & quality of referrals, Threshold of Needs document, the revised Audit Tool for Schools and managing allegations against staff.

> DBS Recheck Policy.pptx
> MASH Presentation ESAC Forum 020217.pptx
> Revised Audit Tool for Schools.pptx


> BSCB Newsletter January 2016 .pdf
> BSCB Newsletter July 2016.pdf