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Quick Guide

June 2017

Tri.x has produced a Regional Procedures Manual for the following Local Safeguarding Children Boards:

  • Bolton;
  • Bury;
  • Manchester;
  • Oldham;
  • Rochdale;
  • Salford;
  • Stockport;
  • Trafford;
  • Tameside;
  • Wigan.

The manual will be regularly updated.

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. Compliance
  8. Register for Updates
  9. Copyright
  10. Printing and Retaining Copies


1. Display and Browser Options

In order to make this manual as accessible as possible, you can 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. This may be particularly useful for people with a visual impairment.


2. Structure of the Manual

This manual contains the policies, procedures and guidance for the Greater Manchester Local Safeguarding Children Boards for the following areas:

  • Bolton;
  • Bury;
  • Manchester;
  • Oldham;
  • Rochdale;
  • Salford;
  • Stockport;
  • Trafford;
  • Tameside;
  • Wigan.


3. Amendments

This manual will be updated on a regular basis. For enquiries / suggestions for additions or amendments, please contact Shelley O’Brien - (shelley.obrien@stockport.gov.uk).

The next update will be live online in November 2017. All material for inclusion must be received by Shelley O’Brien (shelley.obrien@stockport.gov.uk) by 1 September 2017.

When the manual is updated, the contents list will show new chapters and the existing chapters that have been updated. As well, a note of the changes will be included in the relevant chapter.

Click here to view the updates made to this manual.


4. How to Find a Chapter

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

4.1 Using the Contents List

Chapters are categorised or grouped together as follows:

PARTS: The manual contains procedures categorised under a number of subject areas.

CHAPTERS: Under each Part, you'll find individual Chapters/Procedures e.g. Strategy Discussions.

If you are not sure which service or section to look in, try 'Search' which will help you identify specific Chapters and sub headings within Chapters.


5. Terminology

We believe it is crucial to use consistent terminology, for example:

'Child' or 'Young Person' Both these terms are used to mean any child under the age of 18.
'Professional' Means all practitioners, staff and carers whether employed or not.
'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.


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. Or, use 'Search'.


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

We recommend that you register with us to automatically receive notification when the manual is updated, and be informed about the briefing papers we regularly publish. Click on the 'Register for Updates' button on the left side of the screen, to complete and send your details to us.


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 the Local Safeguarding Children Boards for Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Trafford, Tameside and Wigan.


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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