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Child care social work service

East and west child care units.

This service is available to children and families in the Bexley borough where children are vulnerable because of family crises, severe relationship difficulties and/or developmental behavioural needs.

Social workers discuss difficulties with parents and children, speak to other professionals who know the child, and undertake an assessment of a family's need. They will then identify services to meet those needs, and then either give or arrange that help.

Child protection referrals are undertaken by these teams, and staff also offer support and guidance to anyone concerned about a child in the community.

The duty social workers will also look into cases where children may be at risk of harm, and take steps to protect children where this is necessary.

The aim of this work is to reduce the risks to the child. In a few cases where this is not possible, social workers apply to the Court for orders to protect children.

This service is split into two main teams. Each team provides the same services for families and children living in its area.

West Child Care Unit

The West Child Care Unit offers a social work service to children and families in the west of Bexley who live in the following ward areas:

Blackfen and Lamorbey, Brampton, Belvedere, Christchurch, Danson Park, East Wickham, Falconwood and Welling, Lesnes Abbey, Sidcup, St Michael's and Thamesmead East.

To contact us, please use the contact information provided in the right hand menu.

East Child Care Unit

The East Child Care Unit provides a social work service to families living in the east of Bexley borough. The ward areas covered are:

Barnehurst, Blendon and Penhill, Colyers, Crayford, Cray Meadows, Erith, Longlands, Northend, Northumberland Heath, Sidcup and St Mary's.

To contact us, please use the contact information provided in the right hand menu.