The safety and welfare of children – or child protection – is everyone’s business.

Children & Families

Child protection means protecting children from physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect. It also means helping children to grow up into confident, healthy and happy adults.

 Most children enjoy generally happy childhood experiences within their own family. Unfortunately for some, this is not the case. During difficult family times, everyone who knows the child must do the best they can to protect them from future harm.

This section provides information for children, young people, parents or carers on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and links to further information and services available in Oxfordshire.

We hope you will find the information useful.