1. The Work of the Board During COVID-19 and Learning Disability Deaths

    15 May, 2020

    During the current COVID-19 crisis, the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board has continued to function as before with minimal disruption to our work. Our meetings have moved to a virtual format, our face-to-face training is now offered as in an e-learning alternative and we have continued to receive referrals for Safeguarding Adult Reviews. As part of […]

  2. 24/7 Mental Health Helpline takes pressure off 111 in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire

    12 April, 2020

    A 24/7 mental health helpline has been launched to take pressure off 111 for mental health advice in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The round-the-clock helpline will make it quicker and easier for people in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire to get the right advice they need for their mental health. It will operate 24 hours a day, seven […]

  3. Domestic Abuse: Help and support during Covid-19 outbreak

    9 April, 2020

    Reports from other countries have shown that incidents of domestic abuse increased significantly following the outbreak, and this is already visible in our national services. It’s more important than ever that Oxfordshire residents have access to information and support.  Attached are two information sheets to be shared as widely as possible. Help and support during the […]

  4. Domestic abuse and COVID-19

    30 March, 2020

    We know that this is a difficult and worrying time for everyone – but particularly so for adults and children living with domestic abuse, and the professionals working hard to support them. There are two resources to help support people through this time, and will be adding more as things progress. As always, if you […]

  5. Cancellation of face to face training

    17 March, 2020

      CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Due to the Government’s announcement made on 16.3.2020 around the Coronavirus pandemic, OSAB are cancelling all face to face training sessions up to and including 30th April 2020.  The situation will be monitored closely and OSAB will provide updates as and when known.  Thank you and take care. From the OSAB team.

  6. Domestic Abuse training

    4 March, 2020

    OSAB will no longer be hosting Domestic Abuse related training on it’s website after the final session on 19th March 2020.  Discussions are currently being held about which organisation/website will hold the details of future training.  As soon as this is confirmed, we will let you know.

  7. NEW Course: Co-production: moving from theory to practice (from ‘what it is’ to ‘how to do it’)

    The course is a 1 day multi-agency training.  It is open for anyone who is affected by Health & Social Care, including; people who use services or who care for someone that does, providers of services, or people working in Health & Social Care. It is designed for people who are interested in learning how to […]

  8. National Safeguarding Adults Week 2019 is here!

    18 November, 2019

    Ann Craft Trust (ACT), in collaboration with The SAB Manager Network and The University of Nottingham, are pleased to announce the start of National Safeguarding Adults Week 2019! The aim of the week is to create a time where we can all focus on safeguarding adults – so we can be better, together. Each day […]

  9. Recruitment of interpreters for the purpose of re-trafficking victims

    22 May, 2019

    An organisation supporting victims of trafficking in London have raised concerns that gangs may be recruiting interpreters for the purpose of re-trafficking victims during face to face appointments. A situation has occurred with one of their victims in London and hence they wanted to alert all relevant networks to be vigilant when using interpreters in case this is […]

  10. Capacity to Consent to Sexual Relations

    30 April, 2019

    This guidance provides an overview of: The legal framework practitioner psychologists should be aware of and use when assessing a person’s mental capacity to consent to sexual relations. The issues and challenges that arise for clinicians when working with vulnerable people whose sexual functioning may be compromised because of an impairment of, or a disturbance […]

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