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Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board

Welcome to the OSAB

The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board (OSAB) is a group of statutory, private, voluntary, and independent organisations across Oxfordshire who work together to empower and protect some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

Our purpose is to raise awareness and promote the welfare of adults at risk by the development of an effective co-operative. The co-operative is committed to ensuring the work done effectively brings about good outcomes for adults so they can live safe and secure lives.

This website is designed for use by anyone who works with adults with care and support needs who are at risk of or experiencing abuse, neglect or self-neglect. The aim being to provide a range of useful information and guidance around adult safeguarding issues, to support your work in promoting the welfare of adults who use your services.

To raise a safeguarding concern please use Oxfordshire County Council’s form. Click here to access the form


To have a consultation with a Safeguarding Social Worker in the Safeguarding Adults Team of the County Council, please call 01865 328232

So how is the Safeguarding Board different from the County Council?

The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board is not the same as Oxfordshire County Council. Their contact form is on our website to make it as easy as possible for frontline workers to raise a safeguarding concern.

Oxfordshire County Council have the statutory duty to undertake safeguarding enquiries (or cause others to do so). The link above takes you to Oxfordshire County Council’s Raising a Safeguarding Concern form. The Safeguarding Adults Team in the County Council are also the team you are contacting when you call for a consultation on an issue you aren’t sure is a safeguarding issue (01865 328232).

If you want to follow-up on a safeguarding concern you have raised, please contact Oxfordshire County Council’s Safeguarding Adults Team on 01865 328232 or email them

The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board is a strategic partnership group. We do not have operational responsibility for safeguarding enquiries and the concerns form linked above does not come through to us. We bring together organisations to discuss at a strategic level how we will work together to protect adults with care and support needs in Oxfordshire.

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Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
West Oxfordshire District Council
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