1. Changes to OSCB training online booking system

    19 July, 2017

        The OSCB is changing its online booking system for training. If you have been trained in the last 3 years you need to take action.  Please see the attachment to find out what actions you need to take in the run up to the launch of the new booking system.

  2. Snap Map – concerns raised

    Concerns have been raised following an update to ‘Snapchat’ that shows publicly posted images on a searchable map – Snap Map. Snap map lets people search for places such as schools and see videos and pictures posted by children inside. It also lets people locate their “friends” on a map that is accurate enough to determine […]

  3. Hot weather dangers for children

    7 July, 2017

    The Child Death Overview Panel has sadly become aware of an increase in injuries to children caused from falling out of open windows. In the current heat wave please be vigilant when visiting families and remind people of the dangers, particularly for toddlers, of climbing on to window sills or playing near them. It is […]

  4. Free online CPD training for schools and other professionals

    6 July, 2017

    As part of the All Together Programme, the Anti-Bullying Alliance has FREE CPD training for schools and the children’s workforce. This training is split into 6 modules: What is bullying? Bulling and the law Bullying and SEN/disability The 10 principles to reduce and respond effectively to bullying Preventing bullying Responding to bullying Cyber bullying. Each […]

  5. 14 July – Day of Memory for victims of honour killings

    5 July, 2017

    On the 14th of July the Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Service will mark the ‘Day of Memory  for those who lost their lives in honour killings’. The day was set up by the charity Karma Nirvana. The date of 14th July was chosen because it would have been the 29th birthday of Shafilea Ahmed, the 17-year-old British girl who was […]

  6. Exam Stress?

    20 June, 2017

    The NHS has guidance for coping with the stress of exams. Please use the following link for further information: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/pages/coping-with-exam-stress.aspx

  7. Female Genital Mutilation – Free Confidential Service

    13 June, 2017

    There is now a free confidential service for help around FGM concerns. If you are in need of advice please see the information on the link below: Female Genital Mutilation

  8. From August 2017 the OSCB will be introducing a new system for booking training

    30 May, 2017

    The OSCB is updating its system for booking training  – which will impact on all users of the current system What you need to do… You will need to log onto the current training portal with Virtual College and download your certificates for any e-Learning or face-to-face courses you have completed. Please make sure your certificates […]

  9. Free anti-bullying training for the children’s workforce in Oxfordshire

    25 May, 2017

    Oxfordshire County Council is pleased to announce that we are working with the Anti-Bullying Alliance (from April 2017 to October 2018) to become an All Together Area and work to reduce bullying of children in schools. As part of this FREE training is being provided to schools and the wider children’s workforce in Oxfordshire. This […]

  10. Safeguarding in Education e-bulletin

    11 May, 2017

    SiE e-bulletin May 2017