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Quick Guide

January 2018

This is Nottinghamshire's Children's Social Care Service web-enabled procedures manual.

Before proceeding to the main body of the manual, please read this "Quick Guide".


Contents

  1. Display and Browser Options
  2. About this Manual
  3. Amendments and Next Update
  4. Keywords
  5. Terminology
  6. Compliance
  7. Updates and Suggestions
  8. Mobile / Tablet Compatibility
  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. About this Manual

This is the Nottinghamshire's Children's Social Care Service electronic procedures manual.

On the left hand menu bar of the screen are access buttons to Mosaic, Forms On-line and the Regulatory Framework for Looked After Children.

Values

The underlying Policies, Values and Principles, which apply to every chapter in this manual, are located in one place which can be accessed from the values button from the left hand side of the screen.

Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board

References to the Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Boards’ Safeguarding Children Procedures are included in relevant chapters within this manual. In addition users can access the NSCB procedures by clicking on the button on the left hand side of the screen.


3. Amendments and Next Update

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

Next Update

If you have any queries or suggestions, please contact Linda.Ritson@nottscc.gov.uk. The next version of the manual is due to be published in July 2018.


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. Terminology

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

'Home' and 'Resource' this is a generic term which means Children’s Home, Foster Home
'Child' or 'Young Person' both these terms are used to mean any child under the age of 18
'Parent' includes 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. Compliance

Regulatory Compliance

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


7. Updates and Suggestions

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.

If you have any comments or suggestions to make about this manual, or to raise any issues about practice or specific cases contact Linda Ritson (Linda.Ritson@nottscc.gov.uk).


8. Mobile / Tablet Compatibility

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


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 Nottinghamshire Children's Social Care Service.


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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