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Quick Guide

February 2016

This is the current version of the Isle of Man Safeguarding Children Board (SCB) Inter Agency Child Protection Procedures. 

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

As you the reader and user of the manual become familiar with the way that it works, you might have comments that would improve the manual and make it more user friendly. You may spot an error or a broken link. Whatever it is that you have to say about the manual, your comments are valuable. Please bring them to the attention of Gary McManus via email (Gary.McManus@gov.im).


Contents

  1. Display and Browser Options
  2. Structure of the Manual
  3. Amendments
  4. Keywords
  5. Compliance
  6. Register for Updates
  7. Copyright
  8. 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 Isle of Man Safeguarding Children Board (SCB) Inter Agency Child Protection Procedures. When updates are published, some sections or sub-sections may be new or may be amended significantly. If a section has been significantly amended or is new, it will be indicated in the Contents List and at the top of the relevant section.

The Procedures are divided into ten sections containing sub-sections which are grouped together. These can be accessed from the Contents List which can be accessed by clicking on the button on the left hand menu. Alternatively you can use the search function to locate a section or sub-section.

The underlying principles and values which apply across all sections of the manual are contained within Chapter 1.2 Underlying Principles and Values, and can be accessed by clicking on the 'Values' button in the left hand menu.


3. Amendments

When updates are published, some sections or sub-sections may be new or may be amended significantly. If a section has been significantly amended or is new, it will be indicated in the Contents List and at the top of the relevant section.

This manual was updated in February 2016.


4. Keywords

The manual is accessed by practitioners with varying experience and from different agencies, who may find terms that they are not familiar with. Therefore, a large glossary (Keywords) of terms such as Significant Harm (Try it: click on the highlighted text) are available specific to the Isle of Man. 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.


5. Compliance

5.1 Regulatory Compliance

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


6. 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.


7. 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 Isle of Man Safeguarding Children Board.


8. 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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