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Quick Guide

September 2017

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. Keywords
  5. Compliance
  6. Contact Us and Register for Updates
  7. Copyright
  8. 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.


2. Structure of the Manual

This manual contains the Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures. The Procedures are divided into nine sections containing sub-sections which are grouped together for example in relation to ‘Managing Individual Cases where there are Concerns about a Child’s Safety and Welfare'. 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 Section 8, Policy Framework, Principles Underpinning Work to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of Children and can be accessed by clicking on the 'Values' button in the left hand menu.

The manual contains a set of Fact Sheets, which are brief summaries of chapters. The Fact sheets can be accessed from the button on the left of the screen and from the relevant chapters.


3. Amendments

The manual is regularly updated on a planned basis, twice yearly. The next update will be issued in February 2018. If you have any changes or additions which you wish to be included in the next update please send them by 1 December 2017 by email to victoria.horsefield@sheffield.gov.uk.

If you have any queries or suggestions, please contact your Manager.

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.

Amendments Table

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


4. 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.


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 contact us.


6. Contact Us and Register for Updates

If you have any comments or suggestions to make about this manual please contact the Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board by using the button on the left hand side of the screen, from anywhere within the manual.

If you would like to be alerted by email when the manual is updated please use the ‘register for updates ‘button to the left of the screen to sign up for the service.


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 Sheffield 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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