Good Bye to Emily

OCVA are sad to announce that Emily Shaw is leaving.  Emily writes: Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers, community groups and charities who I have worked with over the past year – I have loved working with you! If you need support in the future, please contact vol@ocva.org.uk and someone will be in touch as soon … Continue reading Good Bye to Emily

PACT holds special event for prospective adopters

PARENTS And Children Together (PACT) is holding a special event in Reading for anyone interested in finding out more about adoption.   The agency is inviting anyone considering adoption to come along to the event on Saturday 9th September at which a panel of PACT adopters will be sharing their adoption stories and answering questions … Continue reading PACT holds special event for prospective adopters

Launch of Neglect Practitioner Portal

Launch of Neglect Practitioner Portal In Oxfordshire, neglect is the most common reason for children becoming subject to a child protection plan. It is a common feature in the county’s recent serious case reviews. Recognising that neglect can be difficult to quantify, work with and improve, The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board has created the Neglect Practitioner … Continue reading Launch of Neglect Practitioner Portal

New countywide volunteering website gets ready to launch! 

OCVA, Volunteer Link-Up and Volunteer Connect are delighted to announce that the new countywide volunteering website is now ready for groups to upload their volunteering opportunities. The first time you visit the website to upload roles you will be asked to enter some basic details to register your organisation. The aim of the website is … Continue reading New countywide volunteering website gets ready to launch! 

Do you want to help shape the future of local health services in Oxfordshire?

Become a member of the Oxfordshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee The Oxfordshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (OJHOSC) is looking for an Oxfordshire resident who has an interest in local health issues to join the committee as a co-opted member. OJHOSC works to strengthen the voice of local people and improve the … Continue reading Do you want to help shape the future of local health services in Oxfordshire?

Applications sought for the High Sheriff’s Community Intergration Awards

OCF is currently seeking applications to the High Sheriff’s Community Integration Awards. The awards are grants of up to £5,000, given for work that brings together diverse communities of people. In addition to the grant, successful projects will be recognised at an annual awards ceremony hosted by the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire. The closing date is Friday … Continue reading Applications sought for the High Sheriff’s Community Intergration Awards

Report – State of care in Mental Health Services 2014 – 2017

Please find attached report on the state of care in mental health services 2014 to 2017. The report combines evidence from our inspections and findings from our role monitoring use of the Mental Health Act, as well as analysis of data from other sources. This rich resource of information means we now know more about … Continue reading Report – State of care in Mental Health Services 2014 – 2017