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Safeguarding is everyone’s business. We all have a duty to safeguard the wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults.

If a child or young person is in immediate danger, left alone or missing and/or a vulnerable adult is at immediate risk, you should contact the emergency services immediately on 999.

You can also report any Safeguarding concerns to Oxfordshire’s Safeguarding Children or Adults Boards, or contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub on one of the following numbers:

  • Office hours (8.30am – 5pm, Monday to Thursday, 8.30am – 4pm, Friday): 0345 050 7666
  • Outside office hours: Emergency Duty Team: 0800 833 408

Safeguarding vulnerable people from extremism

We have a duty to support vulnerable people and prevent people from being drawn into extremism. If you’re worried about someone you can find out more information on what signs to look for and how to share your concerns via, a website developed by Counter Terrorism Police, agencies and partners.

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.

Worried about someone being radicalised? Visit the government’s website here.

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.

Call the police on 101, or 999 in an emergency, if you suspect that someone is a victim of modern slavery. You can also report this on the Thames Valley Police website.

The Modern Slavery Helpline can provide you with further advice.

Taking care of your mental health

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.