Nottingham City Safeguarding Children’s Board Procedures Manual
Nottingham City Safeguarding Children’s Board Procedures Manual Nottingham City Safeguarding Children’s Board Procedures Manual

Quick Guide

May 2017

This 'Quick Guide' must be read before accessing the body of the manual.


Contents

  1. About this Manual
  2. Display and Browser Options
  3. Additions and Amendments in this Edition
  4. Planned Development and Updates
  5. Terminology
  6. Keywords
  7. Compliance
  8. Register for Updates
  9. Copyright
  10. Printing and Retaining Copies


1. About this Manual

Welcome to the latest edition of this online Nottingham City Children’s Services Procedures Manual (developed with tri.x). In this edition of the manual a number of chapters have been amended and these are listed below, see Section 3, Additions and Amendments in this Edition.


2. Display and Browser Options

People with a visual impairment may have difficulty accessing this Manual.

To change the size of the text/layout - please use these accessibility buttons

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which are on menu bar on the left side of every screen. Click a larger button to increase your text size, the very largest being high visibility mode.


3. Additions and Amendments in this Edition

A number of chapters have been significantly changed in this edition of the manual.

Click here to view details of updates made to this manual.


4. Planned Development and Updates

The next Edition of this manual is scheduled to be published in November 2017. In order to be included in next edition of the manual it will be necessary for any new or amended content to be notified to tri.x by 25 September 2017. Any new material must be submitted in MS Word or PDF format and any amended chapters must be submitted in MS Word format with the alterations set out using the “track changes” feature. Unfortunately material set out in any other way cannot be processed. 


5. Terminology

We believe it is crucial to use consistent terminology, which we agree with individual customers, for example:

'Home' and 'Resource' this is a generic term which means Children’s Home, Foster Home
'Child' or 'Young Person' both these terms are used to mean any child under the age of 18
'Staff' or 'Carer' means all Staff and Carers (including) whether employed or not
'Manager' means Team Manager, it also means YOT Team Manager
'Line Manager' means the first Line Manager of a team/service
'Parent' means person with Parental Responsibility
'Regulatory Authority' Regulatory Authority is the generic term used in this manual to describe the independent regulatory body responsible for inspecting and regulating services e.g. OFSTED.
'Social Worker' This means the worker allocated to the child/family. If there is no allocated worker, the Duty Social Worker or Team Manager is responsible.


6. Keywords

The manual is accessed by practitioners from varying agencies, who may find terms that they are not familiar with. Therefore, a large glossary (Keywords) of terms is available such as Significant Harm (Try it: click on the highlighted text). We call them 'Keywords'. Once clicked, the definitions will appear in a new window or tab, depending on your browser. You can leave it open for reference, or close it using the "close" button at the bottom.

Many Keywords are highlighted in the body of procedures, but you can search for the Keyword you need: Go to the Keywords Index, on the left hand side of the screen.


7. Compliance

7.1 Regulatory Compliance

Every effort has been taken to ensure regulatory compliance. If you discover any errors or mistakes, please alert your manager.


8. Register for Updates

If you wish to be alerted when this manual is updated you can register by using the button on the left of your screen and submitting your details.


9. Copyright

The content of this website can be accessed, printed and downloaded in an unaltered form, on a temporary basis, for personal study or reference purposes. However any content printed or downloaded may not be sold, licensed, transferred, copied or reproduced in whole or in part in any manner or in or on any media to any person without the prior written consent of tri.x and Nottingham City Council.


10. Printing and Retaining Copies

The Manual should normally be viewed on line but can be printed, for reference only.

To print a chapter, click on the print icon icon which is in the top right hand corner of the relevant procedure

Please note, the Manual will be updated regularly, so staff should avoid retaining printed versions - hard copies are only valid for 72 hours.

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