1. 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    

  2. 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 […]

  3. #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 […]

  4. 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. […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. Advice on child trafficking

    16 October, 2017

    Child trafficking and modern slavery are child abuse. Children are recruited, moved or transported and then exploited, forced to work or sold. Children are trafficked for: child sexual exploitation benefit fraud forced marriage domestic servitude such as cleaning, childcare, cooking forced labour in factories or agriculture criminal activity such as pickpocketing, begging, transporting drugs, working […]

  9. Oxford Local Family Justice Board Conference – Friday 6th October 2017

    28 September, 2017

    Please see the attached poster for the Oxford Local Family Justice Board conference on Friday 6 October 2017.

  10. Save the date for the OSCB learning event! Thursday 19 October 2017

    14 September, 2017

    Booking is OPEN for OSCB’s upcoming learning event! It takes place on Thursday 19 October  from 09:00 – 12:45 at the Kings Centre, Osney Mead. The morning will cover the ten most common learning points that have arisen from the most recent OSCB  case reviews of safeguarding practice.  The free event is open to all practitioners from health settings, early years […]