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Useful Links (OXME)

The oxme website is Oxfordshire County Council’s website for young people. It includes all kinds of information about safety,  health (including mental health), bullying, learning, news, events and more. You can also chat online to specially trained staff, sign up for regular updates about opportunities and activities for young people and more.  You might be interested in:

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Action for Children
A national charity that provides services for children, young people and families, as well as carrying out research on child abuse and neglect.

Barnardos
Every child has the right to grow up in a safe, secure and loving home. Vulnerable children need your help.

Child Bereavement UK
Support children and families when facing bereavement and offer training to professionals.

ChildLine
A free confidential helpline for children and young people in the UK. You can call them on 0800 1111 to talk about any problem. They have counsellors who are always there to help you sort it out.

The Hideout
Women’s Aid have created this space to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action.

FGM APP

This web app is for young people, both girls and boys living in the UK who want to find out more about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and how it might affect them and others they may know.

NSPCC
Runs a wide range of services across the UK for both children and adults, including national helplines and local projects. Help for children & young people is available via ChildLine – 0800 1111.

OXME
Oxfordshire’s website for young people includes information on staying safe, activities and opportunities for young people, choices and participation and young people’s rights. You can also access services for young people, and chat online to workers.

Seesaw
Grief support for children and young people in Oxfordshire

SupportLine
A confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue.

Young Carers
Services to support children and young people who provide care to relatives

Carers Oxfordshire
Help and support for children and young people who provide care to relatives

Young Persons Guide to Working Together Sponsored by the DfE

This guide explains changes made in 2013 to the guidance called “Working Together to Safeguard Children”. This is the guidance that government sends out to local authorities and services saying what they need to do to keep children safe.

Publications

Children In Care Council (CiCC) December, 2013 Meeting

Children In Care Council (CiCC) Annual Report April, 2012 to April, 2013

Children and Young People’s Sounding Board September 2011: Mental Health

Oxfordshire Youth Parliament Report Summary, Risky Behaviours and e-safety – 18 September 2013

The Oxfordshire Pledge to its Children in Care & Care Leavers

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

CEOP Webcam Fact Sheet

  • This fact sheet is useful advice for children and young people on webcam information and safety. This can be adopted for anything that has a camera; laptops, tablets or mobile phones.

Being in care

Websites for children and young people who are separated from their families and living in residential or foster care.

Oxme – Care

The Oxfordshire Website for young people in or leaving care. Find useful information, chat online to workers, find out how to get your voice heard.

Who Cares Town
Site for children and young people who are in care, with an online information system specially designed for you to find out what it’s like being in care.