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How to use the Guidelines and Procedures

Welcome to Hull Safeguarding Children's Partnership online 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. Glossary and National Contacts
  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 reflect the Statutory Guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children.

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's Partnership Guidelines and Procedures, please contact hscp@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 January 2020.

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 buttons 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. Glossary and National Contacts

The Guidelines and Procedures are accessed by practitioners from a range of different agencies, some of whom may find terms that they are not familiar with therefore a glossary of definitions is available from the button on the Guidelines and Procedures home page.

This is a live online resource, containing key definitions for the Children's workforce.

Some procedures will have these key definitions highlighted in blue; this link will take you to the index of the online glossary.

There is also a National Contacts resource which contains details of key national agencies and organisations likely to be relevant to users of the procedures.


6. Register for Updates

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

We will manage your data respectfully and in accordance with your preferences and we will never share your data with other organisations for marketing or other purposes.


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's Partnership.


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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