1. Carers Week 11-17 June 2018

    11 June, 2018

    Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to […]

  2. Sextortion (webcam blackmail)

    6 June, 2018

    Sextortion involves criminals befriending victims online by using a fake identity and then persuading them to perform sexual acts in front of their webcam, often by using an attractive woman to entice the victim to participate. These women may have been coerced into these actions using financial incentives or threats. These webcam videos are recorded […]

  3. Oxford Pride Festival Friday 25th May to Sunday 3rd June 2018

    30 May, 2018

    Oxford Pride is a celebration of lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer life in Oxfordshire. Events across the county throughout the year aim to promote awareness of the diversity of LGBT+ lifestyles by providing information, education and entertainment. A highlight of the annual 10-day Festival is Pride Day on the first weekend in June and […]

  4. Guidance on homeless 16 and 17 year olds published

    29 May, 2018

    New government guidance has been published on the duties of children’s services and housing services to provide accommodation for 16 and 17 year old children who are homeless. The guidance updates the 2010 version, in light of changes in homelessness and children’s legislation. The new guidance highlights the importance of children’s services and housing services […]

  5. Children’s Society Criminal Exploitation Toolkit

    24 May, 2018

    The Children’s Society have developed a toolkit for professionals working with young people affected by criminal exploitation. This toolkit both raises professionals’ awareness of the issue of ‘county lines’, and gives them the necessary skills and information to protect young people from it. Please see the link below: toolkit_criminal_exploitation_and_county_lines  

  6. Mind of My Own App MOMO

    MOMO (Mind of My Own) app is live in Oxfordshire County Council! We try hard to put children and young people at the heart of our work here but every time we make a decision which will affect one of the children or young people we work with, we need to be sure we’ve considered […]

  7. Schools Safeguarding Conference

    23 May, 2018

    The School’s Safeguarding Conference is on Friday 15th June 2018 at Unipart, Oxford. The event will include workshops that can be pre-booked and there are various speakers throughout the day. One of the topics covered is cyber-bullying and related issues. Please see the attached flyer for further information. If you would like to book a place, please complete the booking form below and send it to lado.safeguardingchildren@oxfordshire.gov.uk conference […]

  8. Mental Health Awareness Week 2018: “Stress: Are we coping?”

    17 May, 2018

    This is Mental Health Awareness Week 2018. The Mental Health Foundation have set up a great website that contains resources and ideas on how you can get involved. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week   The OSCB runs training on mental health awareness for professionals working with children and young people. Check out the portal to book. Some upcoming dates are as […]

  9. Child protection records retention and storage guidelines

    1 May, 2018

    The NSPCC has published guidelines on child protection records retention and storage. The guidelines cover the storage of child protection records; retention periods; recording concerns about adult behaviour; disclosure and barring checks; and the destruction of child protection records. Source: NSPCC Child protection records retention and storage guidelines  Date:  29 March 2018  

  10. Disrespect Nobody

    26 April, 2018

    The Home Office has launched the third phase of the Disrespect NoBody campaign which aims to prevent young people aged 12 to 18 years old from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships. Promotional material for partner organisations is also available for the campaign which runs to the beginning of May 2018. https://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk/     […]