If you have any concerns that a child, young person or vulnerable adult may be at risk of harm, neglect or abuse you have a responsibility to pass on these concerns to the Oxfordshire Children and Young People Safeguarding Board or Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Board.
This may involve forcing or enticing a child, young person or vulnerable adult to take part in sexual activities, whether or not the person is aware of what is happening.
This may involve hitting, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning or scalding, drowning, suffocating or otherwise causing physical harm.
The persistent emotional maltreatment of a child, young person or vulnerable adult, such as to cause sever and persistent adverse effects on the persons emotional development. This may involve:
The persistent failure to meet the child's, young person's or vulnerable adult's basic physical and/or psychological needs, likely to result in serious impairment of the child's health and development. This may involve:
Including theft, fraud, or exploitation and the misuse of position or authority for financial gain. This may include stealing and withholding money from a person.
If you wish to make an allegation about a volunteer or staff member it must be reported to the Head of Human Resources, immediately. He will ensure that the correct steps are followed and advise on any further actions that need to be taken.
|Oxfordshire County Council Assessment Team||0845 050 7666|
|Oxfordshire County Council Emergency Duty Team
(After 5pm Mon - Thur and 4pm on Fri)
|Non Emergency Police Team
(For reporting historic concerns)
Head of Human Resoruces
Corporate Secretariat Manager
Head of Housing
t 01865 252447
Partnership Development Manager
t 01865 252209
SMH Associates Ltd was commissioned Oxford City Council to undertake an independent review of Council's Safeguarding Children - Section 11 Self-Assessment. The resulting report can be found below:
For those receiving support from our housing services visit our Protection from Abuse page.
For more information on domestic violence, visit our Domestic Abuse page.
Page last updated 12 February 2014