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Quick Guide

October 2017

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


Contents

  1. Display and Browser Options
  2. Structure of the Manual
  3. Amendments
  4. How to Find a Chapter
  5. Terminology
  6. Keywords
  7. Planned Updates
  8. Register for Updates
  9. Copyright
  10. Printing and Retaining Copies


1. 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.


2. Structure of the Manual

This manual contains the policies, procedures and guidance for Cambridgeshire Local Safeguarding Children Board. In April 2017, this manual was fundamentally restructured and the Contents re-ordered as follows:

If you cannot find the chapter you are looking for, please use the Search facility.

Procedures and Guidance: In an attempt to keep procedures succinct, procedures and more detailed guidance are separated - with links provided as appropriate. 'Procedures' summarise how Managers and Staff must act in given circumstances. 'Guidance' provides direction or advice to a decision or course of action.


3. Amendments

Chapters that are new or have been amended are indicated on the Contents list and at the top of the relevant chapter.

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


4. How to Find a Chapter

Procedures and guidance are located in individual 'Chapters' which are available from the Contents List - on the left hand side of the screen.

4.1 You can search for a Chapter

If you are not sure where to find the information you are looking for, click on Search which will help you identify the right chapter/s. Advice on the best use of the search facility is also provided.


5. Terminology

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

'Child' or 'Young Person' Both these terms are used to mean any child under the age of 18.
'Parent' Means a parent or person with Parental Responsibility.
'Children's Social Care' The service which exercises the social services functions of the local authority in relation to children.
'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.


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 Lead Professional (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. Or, use 'Search'.


7. Planned Updates

This manual is regularly updated at six monthly intervals. The next update is planned for 17 April 2018. If you have any changes that you wish to be considered for inclusion in the next update, please alert the Cambridgeshire Safeguarding Children Board Business Manager so that any new or revised material can be submitted to Tri.x by 12 February 2018.


8. Register for Updates

If you would like to be notified whenever this manual is updated please register by using the 'Register for Updates' button on the left hand side of the screen.


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 Cambridgeshire Local Safeguarding Children Board.


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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