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How to spot child sexual exploitation

Each year in England thousands of children and young people are raped or sexually abused. This includes children who have been abducted and trafficked, or beaten, threatened or bribed into having sex. Media coverage of police investigations into the crimes of Jimmy Savile and other…

Spotting signs of child sexual abuse

One in 20 children in the UK will experience child sexual abuse. Here are the signs to be aware of and what to do if you suspect a child is being sexually abused.  What is child sexual abuse? What are the signs that a child…

Practitioner Toolkit

The Practitioner Toolkit contains information and tools for issues arising in work with children, young people and families. This page contains resources on concerns which might arise while helping a child or family, organised by topics, linked to searches for local organisations which can support work around…

What are superfoods?

We examine the evidence behind the health claims of 10 of the most popular so-called superfoods. So-called, because there is no official definition of a "superfood" and the EU has banned health claims on packaging unless supported by scientific evidence. But that hasn't stopped many food…

Protect them from child abuse

The chances of your child being harmed by an adult are very small. But there are still steps you can take to protect them. People who abuse children can come from all walks of life, and all ages, classes and professions. They can also be…

Penis size

Men everywhere worry that their penis is smaller than it should be or that it won't satisfy a lover. But research suggests that most men underestimate the size of their pride and joy. Man has always placed great importance on the size of his penis. Many cultures…

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…

The Outcomes Star

The Outcomes Star™ is a suite of tools used for measuring change for supporting and measuring change when working with people.  The Outcomes Star™ both measures and supports progress for service users towards self-reliance or other goals. The Stars are designed to be completed collaboratively as…

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…