Protecting vulnerable people

Safeguarding and Prevent

We all have a duty to safeguard the wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults, including safeguarding from extremism (known as Prevent). To find out more take a look at our safeguarding policy. Safeguarding concerns can be reported to Oxfordshire’s Safeguarding Children This link will take you to an external website... or Adults This link will take you to an external website... Boards (OSCB or OSAB).

As part of the Prevent duty the Oxfordshire Channel Panel brings together a range of agencies to support people vulnerable to radicalisation in our district.

Modern slavery

Modern slavery is the illegal exploitation of people for personal or financial gain. It exists in many different forms – sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, forced labour, criminal exploitation and even organ harvesting.

For more information on what to look for, we recommend you watch - Could you spot the signs? This link will take you to an external website...

If you suspect that someone is a victim of modern slavery, it is vital that you report it by calling the Modern Slavery Helpline This link will take you to an external website... who also provide advice. Incidents can also be reported to the police on 101 or on 999 in an emergency.

Child sexual exploitation

Sexual exploitation of children and young people under 18 involves exploitative situations, contexts and relationships where the young person (or third person/s) receive something (e.g. food, accommodation, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, affection, gifts, money) as a result of them performing and/or another or others performing on them, sexual activities.

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If you suspect a person of carrying out child sexual exploitation, or think someone you know has been or may become a victim visit Thames Valley Police’s How to report possible child abuse Thames Valley Police This link will take you to an external website...  page. Alternatively you can call 101.

If someone is in immediate danger of harm, please call 999 now.

Taking care of your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

We are all facing the coronavirus pandemic together, but each person will react differently to the challenges that they are personally confronted with during these uncertain times. You may be experiencing changes in your eating or sleep patterns, difficulty in concentrating and anxiety for the impacts on you and your loved ones. These are normal reactions. Caring for yourself, friends and family can help you cope.

A vast amount of guidance, advice and support is available online. We have listed just a few that we hope will help you take care of your mental health and provide you with support where you need it. 

Last reviewed: 22 - 06 - 2020

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