Children & Young People

The best way to find out what safeguarding issues and risks young people face in Oxfordshire today is to speak to the young people themselves.

It is important that OSCB hear the views and opinions of children and young people to lead the direction of work in the county.

OSCB hold safeguarding sounding boards and a safeguarding forum for young people.

How you can keep you and your friends safe:

Young People can download the Oxford City Council ‘Bungee’ App. It is free to download on android phones and smart phones, and gives a guide to support services and activities in Oxfordshire. Look at the Keeping Safe section for helpful advice and information.

Do not talk to strangers.Do not talk to strangers. Walk to and from school in groupsWalk to and from
school
in groups.
Do not take gifts from people you do not know.Do not take gifts from
people you do not know.
Never accept a ride from strangersNever accept a ride
from strangers.
Tell someone you trust if someone is making you feel uncomfortableTell someone you trust
if someone is making
you feel uncomfortable.
Report all suspicious behaviour and "new adult friends" to parents or carersReport all suspicious behaviour
and “new adult friends”
to parents or carers.
Never leave home without telling your parents or carers where you are goingNever leave home without
telling your parents or carers
where you are going.
Shout loudly if someone is asking you to do something you are not happy aboutShout loudly if someone
is asking you to do something you
are not happy about.
If you go out with your friends make sure you stay together even if you fall outIf you go out with your
friends make sure you stay
together even if you fall out.
Never take shortcuts. Always stick to routes selected by parents, and stay on main roads.Never take shortcuts.
Always stick to routes selected by
parents, and stay on main roads.
For more information visit the THINKUKNOW website, click on one of the buttons below:(clicking on a button will open new windows which take you away from the OSCB Website and are therefore not managed by the OSCB)
What age are you?

Think U know link for children/ young peaple aged 11 to 16 years old Think U Know link for children aged 8 to 10 years old Think you know link for children aged 5 to 7 years old.

Click here for more Useful Links and Publications.

Keeping children safe is everybody’s business