1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. What Makes a Good Assessment of Capacity?

    This document sets out to inform and support psychologists to make informed, sound clinical judgements and decisions across a range of sometimes very different situations where a client’s capacity to make their own decisions is being questioned. Often, MCA assessments will be straightforward but there are examples across both health and social care situations where […]

  4. Welcome to the new Independent Chair of the Board

    23 April, 2019

    Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Independent Chair of the Board as of 1st April 2019, namely Sue Ross. Sue is a registered social worker who has been, for the last 4 years, the Director of Children and Adults for Bournemouth Council. Sue has been a Director of […]

  5. Safeguarding Adults Posters

    15 April, 2019

    OSAB have recently designed a set of A4 sized posters to highlight the issue of adult safeguarding, which are for use in both workplace and public settings. Please feel free to print off the posters and display them on noticeboards throughout your setting. The posters can be found under the tab marked ‘OSAB Posters and […]

  6. Independent Chair – come work for us!

    9 January, 2019

    The Independent Chair of the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board will provide strong strategic leadership in delivering the adult safeguarding agenda in Oxfordshire. You will ensure that the OSAB operates strategically to deliver its key objectives and functions as set out in the Care Act (2014). Building on the good work already completed, you will possess the ability to […]

  7. Adult C – Safeguarding Adult Review

    11 April, 2018

    The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board have published the following two documents in relation to the death of Adult C. It follows the conclusion of a Coroner’s inquest earlier this year (Feb 2018) which noted that the death of ‘Adult C’ was likely to have been accidental, although it could not for certain be ruled out that […]

  8. Thresholds for Safeguarding Services – NEW GUIDANCE

    1 March, 2018

    The OSAB has recently published an updated version of the thresholds for access to local authority safeguarding services (commonly called the thresholds matrix). The updated version can be found on the reporting concerns page: http://osab.co.uk/public/reporting-concerns/

  9. Herbert Protocol – Missing Adults with Dementia

    2 February, 2018

    The Herbert Protocol initiative is named after George Herbert, a war veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia.  It is a process to be used where there is a risk that a vulnerable person, particularly if they suffer from dementia, may go missing. It consists of a form for recording key information which […]

  10. The State of Health & Social Care in England – CQC Report

    10 October, 2017

    The State of Care looks at the trends, highlights examples of good and outstanding care, and identifies factors that maintain high-quality care. You can access the report on this link: CQC – State of Social Care in England You can also use the CQC’s interactive maps and charts available on their website: http://www.cqc.org.uk/publications/major-report/state-care?text=

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