1. Unseen App to report modern slavery

    19 October, 2018

    The UK-wide Modern Slavery Helpline, which is operated by Unseen, was established in the autumn of 2016. New figures show dramatic increases in contacts to the Helpline during the first six months of 2018 (Jan-June) compared to the same period in 2017. In Summer 2018 Unseen released the Unseen App to make reporting to the […]

  2. New housing network to aid protection of adults and children from abuse

    The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board and Safeguarding Adult Board Housing Network held its first meeting on Wednesday 3rd of October. The network brings together professionals from the Oxfordshire children and adult safeguarding boards and around 40 housing providers across the county to share concerns, advice and best practice with each other. See here for further info.    

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]