The OSCB is made up of representatives of the main statutory agencies in Oxfordshire, as required by law, but we are developing links with as many other relevant organisations as possible, especially the voluntary sector. Unlike the Area Child Protection Committees which preceded Safeguarding Boards we have a wider responsibility to keep children safe – not only from abuse and neglect but also, as far as possible, from other things that can impair the health and development of children and young people such as accidents and domestic violence.
The OSCB is responsible for ensuring that there are suitable policies and procedures in place and monitors the performance of organisations with safeguarding responsibilities. We ensure that appropriate training is provided and influence the development of services to ensure that they safeguard children and young people effectively. We also consult, inform and educate members of the public on relevant topics.
If you are worried about a child or a young person, report it. Remember, safeguarding is everyone’s business. Our website brings together information for children, young people & their families, as well as the professionals who work with them.