This is the Child Protection Procedures manual for the South West Local Safeguarding Children Boards and Safeguarding Partnerships. This page explains how the manual works.
At the end of each chapter there is a Local Information section which may contain additional information produced by your local safeguarding children board in addition to the safeguarding guidance in the chapter.Local Information may include practice guidance, local protocols including Threshold Documents or additional information. You should check the Local Information for each chapter to familiarise yourself with this content.
- About this Manual
- Local Resources
- Glossary and National Contacts
- Regulatory Compliance
- Tell Me when the Manual is Updated
- Printing and Retaining Copies
- Browser Recommendations
- Mobile/Tablet Compatibility
This manual provides you with a set of chapters which comply with Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015. 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 LSCB and the third sector.
The manual has been organised with the Core Procedures in the most prominent place. These chapters explain the actions that must be taken when there are concerns about the welfare of a child.
Chapters which relate to guidance have been written in Safeguarding Practice Guides which capture the most significant points and avoiding a level of detail which put the reader off. Where more detailed guidance is required, this may be included either through a link from a Safeguarding Practice Guide or as a replacement chapter for a Safeguarding Practice Guide.
At the end of each chapter there is a Local Information section which may contain additional information produced by your local safeguarding children board in addition to the safeguarding guidance in the chapter.
Local Information may include practice guidance, local protocols including Threshold Documents or additional information. You should check the Local Information for each chapter to familiarise yourself with this content.
Work will take place between the LSCB and tri.x to edit and amend the content of this manual to ensure that it reflects local practices and arrangements (see Section 2, About this Manual).
2. About this Manual
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This manual will be updated on a regular basis and a summary of the changes can be accessed via the 'Amendments' button on the Home page. You will also find the detail of the next planned manual update in this section. The next manual update will take place in November 2017.If you would like to suggest a change to the procedures manual discuss your suggestion with your line manager in the first instance. In order to have material included in the next update of the manual you should have this ready for submission by September 2017.
4. Local Resources
This manual contains a local resource section which can be accessed via the button bar on the left of your screen. This library is populated and maintained locally. If there is a resource that you think should be added talk in the first instance to your manager.
5. Glossary and National Contacts
The manual is accessed by readers who may find terms that they are not familiar with. Therefore, a glossary of definitions is available under the resource tab.There is also a National Contacts resource populated with details of key national agencies and organisations likely to be relevant to procedures users.
6. Regulatory Compliance
Every effort has been taken to ensure regulatory compliance. If you discover any errors or omissions, please alert your manager.
7. Tell Me when the Manual is Updated
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10. Printing and Retaining Copies
The Manual is 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.
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