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How to use this Manual

August 2017

This page explains how the manual works.


Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. About this Manual
  3. Amendments and the Next Update
  4. Document Library
  5. Keywords
  6. Regulatory Compliance
  7. Register for Updates
  8. Mobile/Tablet Compatibility
  9. Copyright
  10. Display and Browser Options
  11. Printing and Retaining Copies


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.


2. About this Manual

This is the operational web enabled version of the Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board Procedures.

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.


3. Amendments and the Next Update

This manual will be updated on a regular basis and a summary of the new and updated chapters will be located here. The next update to this manual will take place in February 2018.

If you are asked to make an amendment to an existing chapter in the manual for inclusion at the next update, or, if you have any queries or suggestions, please contact your Manager.

All comments and suggestions should be sent to LSCB@cumbria.gov.uk.

Amendments

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


4. Document Library

This manual contains a document library which reflects the structure of the contents list and 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. 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 by clicking on the highlighted text).

The intention of the keywords is twofold:

  • To ensure that definitions remain accurate and consistent throughout the manual;
  • To avoid cluttering the content of the chapters up with repetitive definitions.

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 however, you can also browse the full keyword resource using the menu bar on the left hand side of the screen.


6. Regulatory Compliance

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


7. 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. Register by visiting the Register for Updates page and submitting your details.


8. Mobile/Tablet Compatibility

This manual has been tested on a variety of mobile devices to ensure that it displays correctly. 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 home screen 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.


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 Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board.


10. 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 the 'size' buttons 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.


11. Printing and Retaining Copies

The manual should normally be viewed on line but can be printed, for reference only.

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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