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Quick Guide

April 2017

Welcome to the latest electronic version of the Lincolnshire SCB manual of procedures. This manual was amended in April 2017. See Section 3, Amendments for further details.

This manual is produced in conjunction with tri.x and it is updated every six months. The next version is scheduled to be published in October 2017. If you have any comments, additions or if you find that there is something that needs to be improved about the manual, please contact Jade Sullivan (Jade.Sullivan@lincolnshire.gov.uk).

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. How to find a Chapter
  5. Terminology
  6. Keywords
  7. Compliance
  8. Register for Updates
  9. Copyright


1. Display and Browser Options

Have you checked your display and browser options? If not, please go the 'display and browser options' on the left hand side of the screen.


2. Structure of the Manual

This manual contains the policies, procedures and guidance for Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board. In this manual, all Policies, Values and Principles are located in one Chapter, which users are required to familiarise themselves with before proceeding to the main body of the Manual. These Policies, Values and Principles are located in a Chapter called 'Values' - available from the left hand side of the screen.


3. Amendments

This manual was updated in April 2017. Details of new and amended chapters are indicated at the top of relevant chapters and on the Contents List.

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

If you wish to make amendments to any existing chapter, changes to existing chapters have to be done using track changes, otherwise we will have to ask for amendments to be done again.


4. How to find a chapter

Procedures and guidance are located in individual 'Chapters' which are available from a 'traditional' Contents List - on the left hand side of the screen.

4.1 Using the Contents List

Chapters are categorised or grouped together as follows:

SECTIONS: Within each Service Sector the procedures are listed numerically'.

CHAPTERS: Under each Section, you'll find individual Chapters/Procedures e.g. 'Social Work Assessment'. You can search for a Chapter

If you aren't sure which service or section to look in, try 'Search' which can be accessed via the button on the left of your screen and will help you identify specific Chapters and sub headings within Chapters.


5. Terminology

We believe it is crucial to use consistent terminology, which we agree with individual customers, for example:

'Child' or 'Young Person' both these terms are used to mean any child under the age of 18
'Staff' or 'Carer' means all Staff and Carers (including) whether employed or not
'Parent' means person with Parental Responsibility
'Regulatory Authority' Regulatory Authority is the generic term used in this manual to describe the independent regulatory body responsible for inspecting and regulating services e.g. Ofsted.
'Social Worker' This means the worker allocated to the child/family. If there is no allocated worker, the Duty Social Worker or Team Manager is responsible.


6. 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'.

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. Or, use 'Search'.


7. Compliance

7.1 Regulatory Compliance

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


8. 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.


9. 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 Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board.

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