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News and updates for adult social care providers

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2018 news and updates

Oxfordshire co-production champion 5/6 June

In Oxfordshire we want to create a future where all health and social care services are co-produced with people. To do this we are setting up a network of co-production champions. Read our flyer for more information (pdf format, 122Kb).

Continuing health care


Skills for Care training seminars

We've been working with SE ADASS and Skills for Care to make information, guidance and training on values-based recruitment and interviewing more widely available to social care providers in England.

Skills for Care have now published a programme of training seminars which we hope will be well taken up by social care providers, including those in Oxfordshire.

Dates and venues

We are providing venues for two of the events in Oxfordshire, but providers can attend events elsewhere if they prefer.

Recruiting for values in adult social care - 9 February 2017
Oxfordshire County Council (County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND). This is OCC's copyrighted training course on interviewing for values and behaviours, which Skills for Care is delivering on licence.

Delegates will leave the course with the skills and techniques they need to identify and assess whether a candidate has the values and behaviours needed to work in social care / their organisation.

The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board

Training dates

If you have queries about the training, email

General information

Press release - HSE

Please note the following press release from the Health and Safety Executive. It relates to a provider in Essex but is relevant in terms of compliance with Health and Safety requirements, particularly when carrying out refurbishment/development.

Business continuity

Care Act: resources for providers

Care home support

Data security and information governance

Dignity, equalities and human rights

Funded nursing care - latest letter

Market position statement

Market position statements published by Oxfordshire County Council.

The statements show how we commission services and our understanding of demand now and in the future.

Prices and rates

Safeguarding (adults and children)

Health and safety 

Fire risk assessments - 365Alive

Shared care protocols

These joint working protocols have been developed by Oxfordshire County Council's Social and Community Services and The Primary Care Trust in Oxfordshire who represent the independent providers of domiciliary care services in Oxfordshire.

They are used when clients living in their own homes in the community require health and social care services from the Primary Care Trust and Social and Community Services to be delivered by providers of domiciliary care services.

Last reviewed
20 June 2018
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