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OxfordshireSafeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual



January 2021

CAPTION: January 2021
Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details

Child Protection Conferences

This chapter has been reviewed locally updated as required. The linked document, Management of Transfer in Child Protection Conferences has also been updated.

Allegations Against Staff or Volunteers

This guidance has been reviewed and updated as required to reflect Working Together to Safeguard Children. A fourth bullet point has been added in Section 1, Introduction and Criteria to include situations where an individual in those settings has behaved or may have behaved in a way that indicates they may not be suitable to work with children. This is to capture concerns around transferable risk; for example where a person who works with children is involved in a domestic abuse incident at home and this may have implications for their suitability to work with children.


This chapter has been updated with new links added to national resources for addressing bullying linked to race/faith, and resources to help make schools, colleges or other settings LGBT inclusive. See Section 6, Further Information for full details. Extensive local information for schools is also available in Section 5.1, Oxfordshire Guidance and Links. Details of the Restorative Schools approach adopted by Oxfordshire County Council have also been added - see new Section 5.2, Becoming a Restorative School).

Children Living Away from Home

The Children in Custody section has been updated.

Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities

This chapter has been refreshed throughout and terminology updated. Additional information has been added in to Section 3, Visiting Patients in the High Security Psychiatric Services: Ashworth, Broadmoor and Rampton, in line with the High Security Psychiatric Services (Arrangements for Safety and Security) Directions 2019 and associated Guidance.

Gang Activity and Serious Youth Violence

The links found in Section 6, Further Information have been updated.

New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details

Child Criminal Exploitation

This chapter has been added to the manual.

CAPTION: next update

Next Update: June 2021


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