1. 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

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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+ […]

  4. REPORT – Being disabled in Britain: a journey less equal

    6 April, 2017

    Being disabled in Britain is a review into disability inequality in Great Britain. It builds on the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s statutory five-yearly report on equality and human rights progress in England, Scotland and Wales, Is Britain Fairer?. The report includes chapters on six areas of life, including education, work, health, justice and participation in […]

  5. New Coercive Control guidance from RiPfA

    14 February, 2017

    The Department of Health has funded a set of tools to help practitioners respond to the issue of coercive control, which experts say underpins domestic abuse and can be a heightened risk among people with care and support needs. The Serious Crime Act introduced a criminal offence of “controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family […]

  6. Article: Self-neglect – Nov 2016

    23 November, 2016

    Self-neglect: the tension between human rights and duty of care – Article in Community Care This article, published on the Community Care website, explores the difficulties professionals encounter when dealing with cases of self-neglect. The full article can be accessed here: www.communitycare.co.uk/2016/11/23/self-neglect-tension-human-rights-duty-care/

  7. Article: Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards Inquest – Nov 2016

    17 November, 2016

    This article, published on the Community Care website, examines the proposed changes to the Policing and Crime Bill which would remove the requirement for the Coroner to hold an inquest when someone dies who is subject to Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards (DOLS). The full article can be accessed here: www.communitycare.co.uk/2016/11/17/government-scrap-deprivation-liberty-safeguards-inquests-duty/

  8. Article: Self-Neglect, a case study – Sept 2016

    28 September, 2016

    This article, published on the Community Care website, follows the story of Elsie, who is deemed to be self-neglecting. It highlights the ethical and professional difficulties when working in this area. The full article can be accessed here: www.communitycare.co.uk/2016/09/28/self-neglect-someone-safeguard-elsies-story/

  9. Article: Detaining Mental Health Patients – Sept 2016

    26 September, 2016

    This article, published on the Community Care Website, highlights concerns from the national AMHP leads network survey regarding detaining patients under the Mental Health Act after they have refused to be admitted to beds at out-of-area hospitals when their local units are full. The full article can be accessed here: www.communitycare.co.uk/2016/09/26/mental-health-patients-detained-refusing-area-beds/

  10. Cyber Crime Awareness Campaign launched (Sept 2016)

    6 September, 2016

    Thames Valley Police is working to raise awareness about online crime and encourage people and businesses to take steps to protect themselves from becoming victims. Anyone can become a target for cyber-dependant and cyber-enabled crime. National statistics suggest that fraud is now the most common type of crime and around 70% of fraud is either […]

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