As this week is National Safeguarding week we at Oxfordshire Youth thought it was the perfect opportunity, as we do each year, to review our safeguarding policy and take part in UK Youth’s ‘stop, look, listen’ campaign.

UK Youth have set all youth organisations the challenge to:

  • Stop what they are doing
  • Look at their safeguarding policies
  • Listen to their young people and take action

And complete a review on your organisations safeguarding policies.

All staff at Oxfordshire Youth took part in reviewing our policy to ensure that we are keeping in line with local and national policy. This also served as the perfect opportunity to refresh our memories and ensure that safeguarding practice and procedure is at the forefront of all our minds.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and we are committed to supporting youth organisations develop embed effective practice and procedure. If you would like support with your safeguarding policy and ensuring that it is relevant and up to date you can get in touch with the membership team on [email protected]

It’s also important to make sure you have the relevant safeguarding training and up to date DBS.  If these need updating you can get in touch in regards to DBS and attend one of our training’s on one of the following dates:

Thurs 16 May 201909:30 – 13:00SOFEA, Didcot
Sat 20 July 201909:30 – 13:00OYAP, Bicester
Tues 15 Oct 201909:30 – 13:00Glyme Hall
Sat 18 Jan 202009:30 – 13:00

Kennington Youth Club

You can book onto the training here!

Guidance, information and resources are all available on the OSCB website along with lots of other training courses that will support you when it comes to safeguarding.

It’s also not to late; find out how you can get involved with UK Youth’s campaign!