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 or 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 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.
If you suspect that someone is a victim of modern slavery, it is vital that you report it by calling the 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.
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 page. Alternatively you can call 101.
If someone is in immediate danger of harm, please call 999 now.
Last reviewed: 19 - 02 - 2020