1. What Makes a Good Assessment of Capacity?

    30 April, 2019

    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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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/

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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=

  9. Anti-Slavery Day -18th October – Online Discussion

    On Anti-Slavery Day (18/10) Thames Valley Police will be hosting a joint online business discussion with partners from Hope for Justice and Oxford Brookes University. The session will run from 2pm to 3pm and will be an opportunity to ask the experts any business related modern slavery questions.   The online event can be accessed […]

  10. Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards briefing document

    The House of Commons has released a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards briefing document following The Law Commission’s recommendation to replace DoLS with a new scheme called the Liberty Protection Safeguards; “The Law Commission recommends that DoLS are repealed as a matter of urgency, and are replaced by a new scheme called the Liberty Protection Safeguards. […]

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