This message comes from Thames Valley Police - please contact them directly. On Sunday 27 August, an antique ceremonial sword was handed in to officers after it was found in the street by a member of the public. The sword has a number of inscriptions, which are as follows: “From his affectionate friends Ida and … Continue reading Ceremonial Sword found in central Oxford
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 email@example.com and someone will be in touch as soon … Continue reading Good Bye to Emily
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 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
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!
Dear colleagues, We are pleased to announce that Oxford City Council, Feeding the Gaps and Good Food Oxford have recently launched a map and database of services providing free or subsidised food for those in need in Oxford. We hope that this resource will be used by service users and frontline support to enable … Continue reading Oxford food services map and database launched
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?
http://www.oxfordhiddenhistories.org The Museum of Oxford Development Trust has launched a new website to support the transformation of the Museum of Oxford. On this site you will find lots of exciting news and information about the project as well as plans and images. Not only that, but to help make the project a reality, you can … Continue reading Museum of Oxford – launch of new website
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
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