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September 2017

Contents

  1. Display and Browser Options
  2. Structure of the Manual
  3. Status of this Manual
  4. Amendments
  5. Requesting Changes/Additions to the Manual
  6. Register for Updates
  7. Keywords
  8. Compliance
  9. Copyright
  10. Printing and Retaining Copies


1. Display and Browser Options

People with a visual impairment may have difficulty accessing this Manual.

To 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 policies, procedures and guidance for Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board. In this manual, all Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board 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.

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015

The latest version of Working Together was published in March 2015. Click here to view the web-enabled version of the national guidance. Please register for updates on the left to be notified when this manual is updated.


3. Status of this Manual

This manual is the latest operational edition of the Procedures Manual. There have been several stages of consultation and feedback, resulting in this operational version September 2017. This manual supersedes all previous versions.


4. Amendments

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


5. Requesting Changes/Additions to the Manual

The manual is due for a 'planned update' in March 2018.

Any requests for amendments or additions should be sent to Mary Moroney, HSCB Development Manager (Mary.Moroney@hertfordshire.gov.uk), who will need to authorise any amendment or addition before it can be included.

Please note: any correspondence regarding the manual must include references to the chapter numbers and sections as they appear in this current version. We will not be able to progress any matters where old referencing/numbering is quoted.

Changes to existing chapters should be provided to us (via Mary Moroney on a Word version of the chapter concerned, using 'Track Changes'. You can either copy and paste the text from a chapter into Word to do this, or request a copy of the chapter concerned from us, via Mary Moroney.

Please note: it is essential that all changes you make to a chapter are visible (Track Changes will ensure this).


6. Register for Updates

You can register with us to receive automatic notifications about manual updates. To register please click on the 'Register for Updates' button on the left of the screen, and send us your details.

If you would like to receive information about the briefings and practice guides we regularly publish, please subscribe via the tri.x website.


7. 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.


8. Compliance

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.


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 Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board.


10. 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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