1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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.

  5. 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 […]

  6. Top tips for young people from Childline

    31 August, 2017

       Voice Box – Childline’s series of weekly video chats. Childline has a series of weekly video chats for young people. This video features Hannah Trigwell chatting about how to handle life under pressure. Childline also has a helpful page of top tips on managing stress as well as some ideas on helping young people feel […]

  7. Girls’ Attitudes Survey

    30 August, 2017

    The Girl Guiding charity has been asking girls what they think every year since 2009 through their Girls’ Attitudes Survey. The charity collect the views of over 1,600 girls and young women aged 7 to 21 across the UK. This latest report was published earlier this summer. The report covers seven themes: Body confidence Women […]

  8. The OSCB neglect practitioner portal – have you seen it yet?

    23 August, 2017

    In Oxfordshire, neglect is the most common reason for children becoming subject to a child protection plan. Recognising that neglect can be difficult to quantify,  work with and improve, Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board have created a Neglect Practitioner Portal to help you address this potentially fatal and developmentally disastrous form of abuse. If you don’t know […]

  9. Troubled Teens: A study of the links between parenting and adolescent neglect – The Children’s Society

    22 August, 2017

    Commissioned by Luton LSCB to support the development of their strategy on neglect and Informed by young people themselves, this report lifts the lid on the significant scale of teenage neglect. Teenagers describe experiences with parents or carers who failed to monitor their activities outside of the home, make sure they got adequate healthcare or […]

  10. ‘How Safe are our Children’ – NSPCC 2017

    18 August, 2017

      The NSPCC’s latest report  provides “the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the 4 nations in the UK for 2017. The report sets out 20 different indicators. Each indicator looks at the question of ‘how safe are our children?’ from a different perspective. They also include historic data, to help […]