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Bexley Forums and Networks

BVSC currently facilitate 4 networks and forums in Bexley: 

Bexley Voluntary Forum covering all areas of services (i.e. CYP; Adult Health and Social Care; Growth; Environment etc.);
Bexley Children and Young People Network (CYP)

Bexley Adult Health and Social Care Network (AHSC)
Bexley Disability Sports (and physical activity) Network (DSN) are thematic. 

The networks and forums are open to voluntary and community organisations working in Bexley and our local authority and CCG colleagues. Please note that there will be a Voluntary Sector protected time slot at the end of each meeting. 

We operate quarterly meetings, with the exception of The Bexley Disability Sports (and physical activity) Network which runs bi-monthly. 

Terms of reference: 

The purpose of the Voluntary Forum is to provide a space where all voluntary and community organisations in Bexley can meet, find out about key strategic priorities and plans impacting on their communities, and have an opportunity to voice their views (also click here for the Terms of Reference). The Voluntary Forum is administered by Bexley Voluntary Service Council. The Chair is elected by members at an annual meeting, through a nomination process coordinated by BVSC. Representatives for Adult Health and Social Care and Children and Young People will also be elected at the Voluntary Forum. Representatives will serve up to 3 years (review after year 1 and year 2).

The purpose of the CYP; AHSC and Disability Sports networks is to give an opportunity to network with others; hear about local updates and take part in discussions that are relevant to your work in order to help shape services; share good practice; raise awareness of new services and/or consult with voluntary and public sector colleagues. Click here for a copy of the DSN Terms of Reference.

Please contact Jacqueline Bobb, Partnership Officer, BVSC email: jbobb@bvsc.co.uk or tel: 01322 315 390 for:-

  • further information
  • to present at a network or forum
  • to be added to the distribution list for a network or forum

Click onto https://www.bvsc.co.uk/events to register a place.

We aim to provide a dynamic, interactive environment where speakers are invited to present an overview of their topic; state the call to action and invite discussion. If you would like to speak at the networks/forum the usual time slots are 10 mins - 3/4 mins presentation with 6/7 mins Q and A; 15 - 20 mins - 5/10 mins presentation with 10/15 mins Q and A/consultation.

Please find the full list of networks and forum dates for 2022 attached.