New housing network to aid protection of adults and children from abuse

A new housing network launched this week to help Oxfordshire’s adult and children’s safeguarding boards and housing providers across the county to share concerns, advice and best practice with each other.

The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board and Adult Board Housing Network held its first meeting yesterday (Wednesday, October 3) with a session that combined the expertise of Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (OSCB), Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board (OSAB), Sovereign Housing Association and Response mental health charity with around 40 other providers.

Tan Lea, Strategic Safeguarding Partnerships Manager for OSCB, said: “Safeguarding work covers a wide range of concerns ranging from emotional and physical abuse to neglect, exploitation, controlling behaviour, forced marriage or human trafficking. Ultimately, our job is to protect those who might be at risk of abuse or neglect, and offer care and support to adults and children who are affected.

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