1. 10th October 2018 World Mental Health Day

    10 October, 2018

    The theme if this years World Mental Health Day is Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World. Imagine growing up in our world today. Imagine dealing with human rights violations, wars and violence in the home, schools and businesses on a regular basis. Young people are spending most of their day on the internet […]

  2. Introducing OSCB’s new Independent Chair

    27 September, 2018

    Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board is pleased to inform you that we have a new Independent Chair, Richard Simpson, who joined us as of the 1st September. Richard is currently the Assistant Director for Children’s Services for Barnardo’s, where he has strategic and operational responsibility for 200 staff including early help, emotional health and wellbeing, child […]

  3. OSCB Annual Report 2017-18

    7 September, 2018

    7th September 2018 The OSCB Annual Report has been published and can be accessed via the following link: OSCB Annual Report 2017-18

  4. Safer Together Conference (Protective Behaviours)

    6 September, 2018

    Conference Date: 14th September                                            Time 9:30 – 3:30 Venue: Unipart                                                                                 Cost: £50   Aim This conference aims to introduce partner agencies to the ‘Safer Together’ exploitation preventative strategy which has been devised to be delivered in schools across Oxfordshire. It will enable participants to gain a good understanding of protective behaviours and the application of […]

  5. Domestic Abuse Pathway for Young People & Training

    The Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Pathway for Young People was first rolled out in 2016 in response to the findings of the Child J combined DHR/SCR. Following a multi- agency review, the Pathway has been redeveloped to take account of the findings from the review, changes in local policy and practice and changes to the law […]

  6. Missing Appointments Matter

    5 September, 2018

    NHS Nottingham City CCG have commissioned a video animation called Missing Appointments Matter which is aimed at raising awareness about the consequences of missing appointments and to ensure that children and adults get the medical care that they need.  Please click here to watch the animation, a subtitled version of the video is also available here.  The animation is a follow-on from […]

  7. NICE Facebook Live event 29/08/18: How should we respond to child abuse?

    28 August, 2018

    National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is hosting a Facebook Live event on 29 August 2018 at 1.15pm looking at how we should respond to child abuse. NSPCC lead on tackling sexual abuse Jon Brown is taking part in the discussion and will focus on the signs of abuse and neglect, and describe […]

  8. Rough sleeping strategy: care leaver support

    22 August, 2018

    The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has published a rough sleeping strategy setting out the government’s vision for halving rough sleeping by 2022 and ending it by 2027. The strategy includes plans for care leavers including: employing specialist personal advisers to provide intensive support in the 47 areas in England with the highest […]

  9. Children living in households with complex needs

    The Children’s Commissioner for England has published the below report analysing the voices of children living in households with domestic abuse, parental substance misuse and parental mental health problems. The report presents findings from interviews with 15 children and young people aged 6 to 19 who were supported in three projects in London, Doncaster and Herefordshire. The […]

  10. Child Poverty: Increase in the amount of teenagers going hungry during the Summer holidays

    10 August, 2018

    1st August 2018 The National Education Union (NEU) has released findings from a survey of 657 secondary school teachers looking at “holiday hunger”, where families are unable to afford enough food during the school summer break. Findings show that 59% of members polled said that children and young people in their school experienced holiday hunger. […]