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How to use the Guidelines and Procedures

January 2018

Welcome to Hull Safeguarding Children Board web enabled Guidelines and Procedures.

This guide explains the basics of how the guidelines and procedures site works and also contains general information to help you get the best from the site.


Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. About the Guidelines and Procedures
  3. Amendments
  4. Document Library
  5. Keywords
  6. Register for Updates
  7. Copyright
  8. Display and Browser Options
  9. Printing and Retaining Copies


1. Introduction

This site provides you with a set of Procedures and Safeguarding Practice Guides which comply with Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015.

The contents have 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.

Chapters which relate to guidance have been written in the form of Safeguarding Practice Guides which capture the most significant points whilst avoiding a high level of detail which some readers can find off putting.


2. About the Guidelines and Procedures

If you have any comments or questions about the Hull Safeguarding Children Board Guidelines and Procedures, please contact Lee Smawfield (Lee.Smawfield@hullcc.gov.uk).


3. Amendments

The guidelines and procedures will be updated twice a year, and a summary of the new and updated chapters will be located here. The next update will be available in July 2018.

Click here to view details of updates made to the guidelines and procedures.


4. Document Library

This site contains a Document Library which 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 guidelines and procedures l is accessed by practitioners from a range of different agencies, some of whom 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 guidelines and procedures;
  • 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. Register for Updates

We recommend that you register with us to automatically receive notification when the guidelines and procedures are updated, and be informed about the briefing papers we regularly publish. You can do so by visiting the Register for Updates page and submitting your details.


7. 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 Hull Safeguarding Children Board.


8. Display and Browser Options

In order to make the guidelines and procedures site 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.


9. Printing and Retaining Copies

The guidelines and procedures should normally be viewed online but can be printed, for reference only.

Please note, the guidelines and procedures will be updated regularly, so staff should avoid retaining printed versions - hard copies are only valid for 72 hours.

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