1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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    

  4. 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 […]

  5. #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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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. […]

  8. Do you know what the ten most common learning points have been from case reviews in Oxfordshire?

    30 October, 2017

      In July 2017, the Safeguarding Children Board completed some annual analysis of its most recent case reviews. Along with the most common themes and findings the analysis highlighted the most frequently recurring learning points. We attach a link to them below. Check if you know them and think about how you can apply them […]

  9. Communicating and involving dads

    24 October, 2017

    At the OSCB learning event in October 2017 board members presented the ten most frequent learning points from case reviews in Oxfordshire. The first learning point concerned the role of the dads. We know that we need to improve how we communicate with and involve both dads and male carers. The NSPCC has some helpful guidance for involving dads in social […]

  10. Counter Terrorism Police have now launched the first stage of their first ever safety campaign aimed at children and teenagers.

    17 October, 2017

    ACT for YOUTH Designed to teach 11-16 year olds how to act in the unlikely event they are caught in a gun or knife attack, the ACT for YOUTH campaign reinvents the successful ‘Run, Hide, Tell’ public information films for a new generation. Kids will be taught to RUN if they are able to, HIDE […]