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Real story: 'My cannabis paranoia'

Drugs counsellor Darren Gold, from Essex, smoked cannabis heavily for 12 years from the age of 15. His drug use led him into a life of petty crime, filled with several periods in prison. He attributes much of what happened to him to cannabis use. "I started…

Talking to your child about their autism

Explaining to your child that they have autism can be difficult for some parents. Here an expert gives some tips on how to have the conversation. In her work as a child psychiatrist with Surrey and Borders NHS Trust, Dr Glòria Durà-Vilà meets many parents in her…

Training Providers

This page lists training providers offering training for children and family service practitioners in Oxfordshire, along with signposting to national resources and high quality e-learning resources. If you would like a training organisation added to this page please email activitiesoxfordshire@oxfordshire.gov.uk   Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board…

Oxfordshire Practitioner Resource Exchange

Our practitioner pages are for all professionals working with children, young people and families in Oxfordshire. Toolkit, service directory, news and links are all open access pages. To gain access to the forum and document bank please create an account and select practitioner as your…

Practitioner Documents

This area contains documents for practitioner-only access. These include some internal documents that are useful generally, such as handbooks and information sheets, as well as documents not suitable for public access such as referral routes. You can also find some documents (such as referral forms) on…

Britain: 'the fat man of Europe'

One in four British adults is obese, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, prompting fears that the UK has become the "fat man of Europe". The UK has the highest level of obesity in Western Europe, ahead of countries such as France, Germany,…