Children & Young People
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
The LADO should be made aware of all cases in which it is alleged that a person who works with children has:
- behaved in a way that has harmed a child, or may have harmed a child;
- possibly committed a criminal offence against or related to a child; or
- behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates s/he is unsuitable to work with children
Oxfordshire Local Authority Designated Officer
Service Manager - Jo Lloyd - 01865 810603 / LADO.SafeguardingChildren@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
If you have a concern about a child, please call MASH/LCSS on 0345 050 7666
Locality and Community Support Service (LCSS)
The LCSS are the first point of contact where non-immediate safeguarding concerns are identified:
Social Care Safeguarding Team Contacts
South Assessment Team
Tel: 01865 897983
Oxford City Assessment Team
Tel: 01865 32304
North Assessment Team
Tel: 01865 816670
Emergency Out of Hours
Tel: 0800 833408
(After 5pm Mon-Thurs and 4pm Friday)
ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call 0800 1111 to talk about any problem. ChildLine counsellors are always there to help you sort it out.
Child Protection in Sport Unit
The CPSU's mission is to safeguard the welfare of children and young people under 18 in sport and to promote their well-being.
Tel: 0116 366 5580
Sports Club Child Welfare Officers
Sports clubs and organisations should have a designated Child Welfare or Safeguarding Officer. If you or your child is taking part in activities run by a local club or organisation, this officer should be your first point of contact should you have any concerns.
Oxfordshire County Council's Adult Safeguarding Team
For Members of the public
Please visit Oxfordshire County Council's Raising a Safeguarding Concern page. This form will ask you a number of questions about the person you are concerned about, whether it's yourself, a friend or neighbour.
Once you have completed the form, someone from the Adult Safeguarding Team should contact you within three working days to discuss your concerns.
You can also raise a concern over the phone by calling 0345 050 7666 during office hours or the Emergency Duty Service number (0800 833 408) outside of those hours. Safeguarding is not an emergency service so if someone requires immediate protection because they are being harmed, call the Police on 999.
Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board
Their purpose is to raise awareness and promote the welfare of adults at risk by the development of an effective co-operative. The co-operative is committed to ensuring the work done effectively brings about good outcomes for adults so they can live safe and secure lives.
Emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicide.
08457 90 90 90 (24hrs)
Active Oxfordshire Safeguarding Officers
If you have a safeguarding concern relating to sport or physical activity provision run by Active Oxfordshire or in another sporting environment, please contact:
Designated Safeguarding lead:
07435 015 751
Deputy Safeguarding Officer: