Issue - decisions
Oxford City Council Safeguarding Report 2017/18
The Assistant Chief Executive had submitted a report on the progress made on the Oxford City Council’s Safeguarding Action Plan 2017/18.
Councillor Hayes introduced the report in the absence of Cllr Tidball. The report provided a very comprehensive picture of the Council’s position in relation to safeguarding. He drew the Board’s particular attention to three matters: the rigorous audit of the Council’s procedure (via the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board and the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board) resulting in 8 out of 10 indicators being the best possible; imminent implementation of “My Concern”, a central reporting system for safeguarding concerns; and awareness training having been delivered to about 400 staff.
The Chair thanked all those involved for a thorough report about a very important area of work.
The Monitoring Officer noted that the reference in Appendix 3 to the Data Protection Act should be to the Data Protection Act 2018.
The City Executive Board resolved to:
1. Note the key achievements of the Safeguarding work delivered through Oxford City Council during 2017/18;
2. Agree the Safeguarding Action Plan 2018/19 set out in Appendix 1; and
3. Approve Oxford City Council’s safeguarding policy updated April 2018 subject to the correction noted above.