1. Adult C – Safeguarding Adult Review

    11 April, 2018

    The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board have published the following two documents in relation to the death of Adult C. It follows the conclusion of a Coroner’s inquest earlier this year (Feb 2018) which noted that the death of ‘Adult C’ was likely to have been accidental, although it could not for certain be ruled out that […]

  2. Thresholds for Safeguarding Services – NEW GUIDANCE

    1 March, 2018

    The OSAB has recently published an updated version of the thresholds for access to local authority safeguarding services (commonly called the thresholds matrix). The updated version can be found on the reporting concerns page: http://osab.co.uk/public/reporting-concerns/

  3. Herbert Protocol – Missing Adults with Dementia

    2 February, 2018

    The Herbert Protocol initiative is named after George Herbert, a war veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia.  It is a process to be used where there is a risk that a vulnerable person, particularly if they suffer from dementia, may go missing. It consists of a form for recording key information which […]

  4. The State of Health & Social Care in England – CQC Report

    10 October, 2017

    The State of Care looks at the trends, highlights examples of good and outstanding care, and identifies factors that maintain high-quality care. You can access the report on this link: CQC – State of Social Care in England You can also use the CQC’s interactive maps and charts available on their website: http://www.cqc.org.uk/publications/major-report/state-care?text=

  5. Anti-Slavery Day -18th October – Online Discussion

    On Anti-Slavery Day (18/10) Thames Valley Police will be hosting a joint online business discussion with partners from Hope for Justice and Oxford Brookes University. The session will run from 2pm to 3pm and will be an opportunity to ask the experts any business related modern slavery questions.   The online event can be accessed […]

  6. Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards briefing document

    The House of Commons has released a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards briefing document following The Law Commission’s recommendation to replace DoLS with a new scheme called the Liberty Protection Safeguards; “The Law Commission recommends that DoLS are repealed as a matter of urgency, and are replaced by a new scheme called the Liberty Protection Safeguards. […]

  7. Hidden Harm Campaign

    2 October, 2017

    The Thames Valley Police Hidden Harm campaign launched on Monday 2 October 2017 starting with a focus on modern slavery. The materials in this pack have been developed for use both within your organisation and publicly. This will be updated over the next couple of weeks with various other resources including: press releases, social media graphics […]

  8. Learning from SARs Report

    23 August, 2017

    This project undertook an analysis of the nature and content of 27 safeguarding adults reviews commissioned and completed by London Safeguarding Adults Boards since implementation of the Care Act 2014 on 1st April 2015. You can access the report here: Learning from SARs Report – Final Version – 2017

  9. Launch of Children’s Neglect Practitioner Portal

    22 August, 2017

    In Oxfordshire, neglect is the most common reason for children becoming subject to a child protection plan. It is a common feature in the county’s recent serious case reviews. Recognising that neglect can be difficult to quantify, work with and improve, The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board has created the Neglect Practitioner Portal – a one-stop shop […]

  10. Launch of LGBT+ Oxfordshire Website

    10 May, 2017

    The OSAB is proud to support the newly launched LGBT+ Website: www.lgbtoxon.uk. The website aims to offer advice and guidance for all things LGBT+ in Oxfordshire, including information on hate crime reporting and discriminatory abuse. The launch event is being held on 17th May 2017 at Oxford Town Hall. Please see the invite on this link: LGBT+ […]

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