Barking & Dagenham, Havering & Redbridge (BHR) Safeguarding Partnership


The Barking, Havering and Redbridge (BHR) Safeguarding Partnership is a strategic body consisting of senior leaders within each of the key statutory partners  (i.e. Local Authority, Police and CCG) for safeguarding children, as identified in the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023.

The Partnership engages across the wider footprint of the three north-east London Boroughs – Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge working on mutually beneficial areas of quality assurance, learning and support, whilst the local Redbridge Safeguarding Children Partnership (RSCP) is the statutory body for safeguarding children in Redbridge.

The work of the Partnership is referenced through updates to the RSCP at each meeting and any issues for escalation identified at the Partnership meetings are escalated back to the RSCP via the Independent Chair/Scrutineer.

Terms of Reference (ToR)

The Partnership, which consists of senior leaders from each of the three Boroughs, plus the MPS and CCG, meets quarterly.  The Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Partnership can be accessed below:

Further Information

For further information on the BHR Safeguarding Partnership, please contact Lesley Perry, RSCP Business Manager via or on 020 8708 5282.