1. Steering Clear of Indecent Images of Children: Education and Communication Campaign

    19 July, 2018

    The Home Office is running a campaign to educate young men on the law relating to indecent images of children online. To better protect potential victims and reduce demand on the Criminal Justice System the campaign is aiming to: • Prevent offending before it occurs • Disrupt the escalation of harmful offending behaviour The campaign […]

  2. LGBT Action Plan 2018

    11 July, 2018

    The Government has recently published the LGBT Action plan in response to the National LGBT survey. The Plan outlines firm commitments to tackle some of the biggest issues facing LGBT people. LGBT Action Plan 2018  

  3. Water and Window Safety

    East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group produced the following film regarding water and window safety during hot weather spells. The video highlights associated risks when parents or carers are distracted by mobile phones and electronic devices when supervising babies and children around water and open windows. Keep your kids alive and kicking this summer – video clip  

  4. Oxfordshire Early Years School Readiness conference 2018

    21 June, 2018

    The Early Years School Readiness conference is now open for bookings. Please see the flyer below: School Readiness Conference A5 Flyer (002) Places for the conference can be booked at  https://www.oxfordshirecpdonline.com/cpd/default.asp If you would to have an exhibition stand please return the booking form below to paula.lochrie@oxfordshire.gov.uk Exhibitor pack 2018 Exhibitor booking form    

  5. Oxford Against Cutting Summer campaign launch

    20 June, 2018

    Oxford Against Cutting have launched their latest summer campaign to raise awareness and connect girls who are at risk of undergoing the practice with frontline services. The campaign across Oxfordshire, East Berkshire, West Berkshire and Buckinghamshire will see eye-catching posters displayed in bus stops, schools, GP surgeries, hospitals, community centres, a billboard and panels in buses. Our […]

  6. Sextortion (webcam blackmail)

    6 June, 2018

    Sextortion involves criminals befriending victims online by using a fake identity and then persuading them to perform sexual acts in front of their webcam, often by using an attractive woman to entice the victim to participate. These women may have been coerced into these actions using financial incentives or threats. These webcam videos are recorded […]

  7. Guidance on homeless 16 and 17 year olds published

    29 May, 2018

    New government guidance has been published on the duties of children’s services and housing services to provide accommodation for 16 and 17 year old children who are homeless. The guidance updates the 2010 version, in light of changes in homelessness and children’s legislation. The new guidance highlights the importance of children’s services and housing services […]

  8. Children’s Society Criminal Exploitation Toolkit

    24 May, 2018

    The Children’s Society have developed a toolkit for professionals working with young people affected by criminal exploitation. This toolkit both raises professionals’ awareness of the issue of ‘county lines’, and gives them the necessary skills and information to protect young people from it. Please see the link below: toolkit_criminal_exploitation_and_county_lines  

  9. Mind of My Own App MOMO

    MOMO (Mind of My Own) app is live in Oxfordshire County Council! We try hard to put children and young people at the heart of our work here but every time we make a decision which will affect one of the children or young people we work with, we need to be sure we’ve considered […]

  10. Mental Health Awareness Week 2018: “Stress: Are we coping?”

    17 May, 2018

    This is Mental Health Awareness Week 2018. The Mental Health Foundation have set up a great website that contains resources and ideas on how you can get involved. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week   The OSCB runs training on mental health awareness for professionals working with children and young people. Check out the portal to book. Some upcoming dates are as […]