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Quick Guide

June 2017

Welcome to the latest version of the Derbyshire Children's Services Procedures Manual.

Please read this 'Quick Guide' before accessing the body of the manual.


Contents

  1. Display and Browser Options
  2. About this Manual
  3. Amendments
  4. Planned Updates
  5. Register for Updates
  6. Terminology
  7. Keywords
  8. Copyright
  9. 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

Tri.x and Derbyshire Children's Services work together to produce and maintain this manual. Your contact in Children's Services is Cathy Roe, Business Services Manager. She can be contacted via email: cathy.roe@derbyshire.gov.uk.


3. Amendments

Where a chapter has been amended or it is new it is marked as 'updated' or ‘new’ in the Contents list and at the top of each chapter.

Amendments Table

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


4. Planned Updates

The next full update of the Manual will be published in December 2017. You, the reader and user of this manual, may have comments and contributions to the manual and it is important that you feel able to contribute to the process.

To find out more, please contact Cathy Roe: cathy.roe@derbyshire.gov.uk.

Any submissions to Cathy should be made two months prior to the publication date of the updated manual, to allow sufficient time for our editing and formatting processes.


5. Register for Updates

By registering with tri.x via the ‘Register for Updates’ button on the left side of this screen, you will receive automatic updates each time the manual has been updated.


6. 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.
'Staff' or 'Carer' Means all Staff and Carers (including) whether employed or not.
'Manager' Means Team Manager, it also means YOT Team Manager.
'Line Manager' Means the first Line Manager of a team/service.
'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.


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. 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 Derbyshire County Council.


9. 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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