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Cheshire EastSafeguarding Children Board Online Procedures

Using the Procedures

June 2018

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. About the Online Procedures
  3. Amendments
  4. Documents Library
  5. Glossary and National Contacts
  6. Register for Updates
  7. Copyright
  8. Accessibility
  9. Printing and Retaining Copies
  10. Browser Recommendations
  11. Mobile/Tablet Compatibility

1. Introduction

This site contains procedures and practice guidance which reflect the Statutory Guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children. The content has been written in a succinct style which is intended to be accessible to a wide range of users from all the agencies that are partners in the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) including the voluntary / third sector.

The procedures have been organised with the Core Procedures in the most prominent place. These procedures explain the actions that must be taken whenever there are concerns about the welfare of a child.

2. About the Online Procedures

This site contains the online procedures for Cheshire East Local Safeguarding Children Board.

3. Amendments

The procedures will be updated on a regular basis and a summary of the changes can be accessed via the 'Amendments' button on the Home page, or by clicking the link below.

The next scheduled update will 'go live' in December 2018.

If you would like to suggest a change to the online procedures please discuss your suggestion with your line manager in the first instance.

Amendments

Click here to view details of updates made to the procedures.

4. Documents Library

The procedures site contains a Documents Library which can be used to store local resources and documents. The library can be accessed via the menu bar at the top of your screen. This library is populated and maintained locally. If there is a resource that you think should be added please talk in the first instance to your manager.

5. Glossary and National Contacts

The online procedures are likely to accessed by a wide range of practitioners, as well as members of the public. It is possible therefore that readers may find terms that they are not familiar with, and for this reason the procedures contain a glossary of definitions which are available from the resource tab at the top of the screen.

There is also a National Contacts resource which is populated with details of key national agencies and organisations likely to be relevant to procedures users.

6. Register for Updates

We recommend that you register with us to automatically receive notification when the procedures are updated. Click on the 'Register for Updates' button on the home screen to complete and send your details to us.

We will manage your data respectfully and in accordance with your preferences and we will never share your data with other organisations for marketing or other purposes.

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. 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 Cheshire East LSCB.

8. Accessibility

This website aims to achieve Double-A conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines in accordance with government guidelines. In order to change font size or page colours use the highlighted Accessibility button at the top right hand corner of any page.

9. Printing and Retaining Copies

The procedures are intended to be viewed on line to ensure only the most up-to-date version of procedures are being used. It will be updated regularly so, in the unlikely event there is a requirement for hard copies they should be destroyed after 72 hours.

10. Browser Recommendations

It is recommended that procedures are viewed with the latest browsers, with JavaScript and cookies enabled for maximum compatibility and functionality.

Recommended browsers are:

11. Mobile/Tablet Compatibility

This site has been tested on a variety of mobile devices to ensure that it displays correctly. However, if you find that you still cannot use the site select the 'mobile' option at the bottom of the screen. If you are using an older mobile device it is possible that the site will not display correctly.

If you would like the text to be larger, resize the text under the accessibility options, alternatively if you would also like the buttons and the rest of the layout to be enlarged you can use the zoom function within your browser.

The majority of devices have the functionality to allow a shortcut to be downloaded to the homescreen by loading the site using the 'url' and using the upload function and tapping 'Add to Home Screen'. The functionality may vary between devices, please refer to the manufacturer's instructions.