Targeting professionals working in and with schools, this page also seeks to enable children, parents/carers and school staff access to relevant mental health and wellbeing support.
The tools and interventions here are for use by any practitioner or volunteer working with children, young people and families and many can be used as soon as concerns emerge.
- Child Exploitation Screening Tool
- Safeguarding Children at Risk of Exploitation Partnership Response – updated March 2020
Complex Child Panel
For early help tools and forms go to Early Help Forms/Tools – Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (oscb.org.uk)
For child’s voice tools and forms please go to Child’s Voice Tools – Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (oscb.org.uk)
The pathway has been developed to support effective partnership working between children’s and adult services to safeguard children, young people, and unborn babies whose parents/carers have additional needs that may affect parent capacity.
- Single and Multi-Agency Chronology Practice Guidance 2021
- MAC 7-minute guide 2021
- MAC Tutorial for Agency Professionals: Gaining Access, Registering and Using the Delegation Portal for MAC Contributions
- MAC Video Tutorial for Agency Professionals: Step by step video on using the Delegation Portal
Link to neglect home page for further tools and guidance on neglect
Oxfordshire County Council: Practitioner Toolkit
The Practitioner Toolkit contains information and tools for issues arising in work with children, young people and families.
This page contains resources on concerns which might arise while helping a child or family, organised by topics, linked to searches for local organisations which can support work around that topic. Links to national services, helplines and information resources are also included.
All resources on this page are free to use by anyone who has a concern about a child or family.
Professionals Only Meetings
- Oxfordshire Safeguarding Self-Assessment – online (for board member agencies only)
Schools should visit the Schools Safeguarding webpages for the audit form and guidance specific to schools
Early Years settings and childminders should complete the Safeguarding Self-Assessment for Childcare Settings. You can find out more information about it here: Early Years Foundation Stage safeguarding and welfare requirements | Oxfordshire County Council
Threshold of Needs
Oxfordshire Threshold of Needs 2022, guidance document to identify strengths, needs and risks for the whole family and suggest next steps.
Transportation Joint Operating Framework
This framework was commissioned by the OSCB’s Child Sexual Exploitation Sub-Group, now the Child Exploitation Sub-Group. It provides a single set of minimum standards for organisations within Oxfordshire who have responsibility for transporting children and adults with care and support needs. This includes topics such as vetting, training, awareness raising, information sharing, policy alignment, enforcement activity and monitoring arrangements for transportation