1. Gang Violence, Exploitation & Drug Supply

    4 May, 2017

    This report published by the National Crimes Agency reflects a very serious issue taking place in Oxfordshire at present.  It provides insight of the current national situation, as generated by gang violence and exploitation linked to county lines class A drugs supply. County Lines – Gang Violence Exploitation and Drug Supply 2016

  2. Children and Social Work Act 2017: social work reforms become law

    The Children and Social Work Bill has become an act of parliament after receiving Royal Assent this week A series of reforms to social work in England will become law after the Children and Social Work Bill received Royal Assent. The legislation is now an act of parliament – the Children and Social Work Act […]

  3. Warning over babies sleeping in car seats

    28 April, 2017

    “Long periods sleeping in car seats may be dangerous for young babies,” the Daily Mail reports. The results of a small study suggest spending long periods of time in a car seat may lead to babies having breathing difficulties. But the researchers pointed out “we cannot be certain of the clinical significance or potential risks”. NHS Choices […]

  4. OSCB training

    13 April, 2017

    The OSCB offers free face-to-face and online training on a variety of safeguarding topics. There is a selection of core safeguarding training courses designed to reflect the needs of delegates and take on board any relevant changes to national and local guidance.   Generalist     Core safeguarding information For those who work with children, […]

  5. Launch of Safe Stories website

    11 April, 2017

    Safe Stories, a new website from charity SAFE, allows young people to see real life issues of technology through the stories of four people created by young people Safe stories is a new website for young people in Oxfordshire. It follows the stories of Maddie, Mitchell, Katie and Jessica. Although they are not real people, they are […]


    6 April, 2017

      The OSCB is changing its learning platform later this year. Make sure you download your learning record and safeguarding training certificates by the end of the summer term. Go to the training portal on the OSCB website ‘training page’ to do this.

  7. National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day 18 March 2017

    16 March, 2017

    On March 18, we want the world to unite against child sexual exploitation. Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity. The National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day aims to highlight the issues surrounding CSE; encouraging everyone […]

  8. OSCB publishes a Serious Case Review concerning Child A and Child B

    1 March, 2017

    OSCB press statement OSCB publishes a Serious Case Review concerning Child A and Child B Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (OSCB) has today published a Serious Case Review (SCR) into the case of two young siblings, Child A and Child B, who suffered serious sexual and physical abuse at the hands of their male carer, Mr […]

  9. Early Help Assessment, Team around the Family & Threshold of Needs

    As many of you know the current Common Assessment Framework (CAF), Team Around the Child (TAC) and Thresholds of Need have been reviewed and redesigned. The Early Help Assessment, Team Around the Family processes and Threshold of Need are vital components of ensuring that children and families get the right support at the right time. […]

  10. Film warning about online grooming

    16 February, 2017

    Leicestershire Police has made its film to raise awareness of the dangers of online grooming publicly available. Based on the story of teenager Kayleigh Haywood, the film highlights how quickly and easily children can be groomed online without them or those around them knowing it is happening. Kayleigh’s love story is available to watch online […]