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Coventry Local Safeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual

Using this Manual

March 2017

Welcome to your web enabled procedures manual.

This page explains the basics of how the manual works and offers some general information intended that you get the best from the manual.

For further details or feedback on any aspect of this manual, please contact coventrylscb@coventry.gov.uk.

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. About this Manual
  3. Amendments and the Next Update
  4. Local Resources
  5. Glossary and National Contacts
  6. Regulatory Compliance
  7. Register for Updates
  8. Copyright
  9. Accessibility
  10. Printing and Retaining Copies
  11. Browser Recommendations
  12. Mobile/Tablet Compatibility

1. Introduction

This manual is devised to provide 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.

2. About this Manual

This manual replaces the former web enabled version of the Coventry Local Safeguarding Children Board procedures manual. Any previous links or documents relating to the previous version should be discarded.

Chapters which relate to guidance have been written in Safeguarding Practice Guides which capture the most significant points.

For further details, please contact coventrylscb@coventry.gov.uk.

3. Amendments and the Next Update

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. The next planned manual update will be published in September 2017.

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

Amendments

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

4. Local Resources

This manual contains a local resource section which can be accessed via the resources tab at the top 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 resources 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. Register for Updates

We recommend that you register with us to automatically receive notification when this manual is updated, and to receive a monthly newsletter containing articles which may be of interest. Click on the 'Register for Updates' button on the home screen, to complete and send your details to us.

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 Coventry Safeguarding Children Board.

9. 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 manual colour use the highlighted Accessibility button at the top right hand corner of any page.

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.

11. Browser Recommendations

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

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12. Mobile/Tablet Compatibility

This manual 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 manual 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.