1. LGBT history month

    22 February, 2018

      Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender young people. February 2018 is is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History month. Have you seen the This is me campaign? Everyone’s support is key and if you experience or witness any hate crime report it to the police or organisations such as StopHateUK. Looking ahead Oxford Pride […]

  2. Booking open for the OSCB Annual Conference – Wednesday 7th March 2018

    19 February, 2018

      The OSCB Annual Conference  takes place on Wednesday 7 March 2018 (09:00 – 16:00) at The Kings Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES The event includes local presentations from education, children’s social care, health colleagues and the police. It also includes the experiences of local children and families ‘in their own words’. There will […]

  3. Rethinking ‘did not attend’ – short film

    18 January, 2018

    A recent OSCB multi-agency audit on safeguarding disabled children emphasised the importance of recording when parents or carers fail to bring their children to pre-arranged appointments e.g. health appointments. It is the parent or carer’s responsibility to make sure the child attends these pre-arranged appointments, not the child. The child’s records therefore should  not state […]

  4. If I could talk to me – short film

    13 December, 2017

    This animation video titled ‘If I could talk to me’ is made by ‘Just for Kids Law’. It aims to prompt the children’s work force to consider the frustrations and fears of young women subject to pre-birth assessments.  Please watch, discuss and share. ‘Just for Kids Law’ is an organisation which helps young people navigate […]

  5. Save the date! OSCB Learning event on Friday 9th February 2018, 09:00 – 12:30

    12 December, 2017

    The OSCB is holding a learning event on effective working with dads and male care givers. Analysis from Oxfordshire case reviews shows that this is an area of work that our children’s workforce could improve upon. The half-day event will include local learning and resources for effective working with dads,  a key note speaker from […]

  6. Recruitment of new OSCB Lay member

    11 December, 2017

    The OSCB has a vacancy for one of its two lay member positions. Please find attached the advert and job description. Deadline for applications is 4pm Wednesday 31st January 2018. OSCB Lay member ADVERT Dec 2017 OSCB lay member JD Dec 2017    

  7. Recruitment to the post of Independent Chair, OSCB

    28 November, 2017

    The OSCB is recruiting to the post of Independent Chair to ensure continuity when the current Chair steps down from his post in July 2018. Please find attached the advert and job description. Deadline for applications is 4pm Friday 5 January 2018. Advert for OSCB chair Nov 2017 Independent Chair – JD and Person Nov […]

  8. #ProtectYourWorld campaign and “Stop, Speak, Support”

    23 November, 2017

    This week Thames Valley Police has launched the #ProtectYourWorld campaign, which aims to raise awareness about cyber crime, as well as encouraging Oxfordshire residents of all ages to take action to protect their online worlds and to make a report if they fall victim. Find out more here. We also know that teenagers can find their online […]

  9. Anti-bullying week 13 – 17 November 2017

    13 November, 2017

    Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. The theme this year is ‘All Different, All Equal’  Follow this link for details of all the things taking place in schools in Oxfordshire to raise awareness of anti-bullying week including a competition […]

  10. OSCB team of volunteer trainers shortlisted for NSPCC / BASPCAN Training Team of the Year award

    8 November, 2017

    The OSCB would like to say a big thank you to its team of volunteer trainers, who have been shortlisted for an NSPCC  / BASPCAN ‘Training Team of the Year’ award. The team deliver over 150 free safeguarding training and learning events each year. Over 85% of delegates report that they find the training good or excellent. […]