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Quick Guide

August 2017

This 'Quick Guide' must be read before accessing the body of the manual.


Contents

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


1. Display and Browser Options

To make this procedures manual as accessible as possible, you can change the size of the text/layout using 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 is high visibility mode for people with a visual impairment.


2. About this Manual

In these procedures, all Policies, Values and Principles are held within Section 1.1, which users are required to familiarise themselves with before proceeding to the main body of the manual. These Policies, Values and Principles are accessed via the contents page.


3. Amendments and the Next Update

When the manual is updated, chapters that are new or have been amended significantly will be indicated in the Contents List and the significant amendments described at the top of the relevant Chapter.

Amendments

Click here to view the updates made to this manual.

The next update is scheduled for February 2018. Please email any suggested amendments to: proceduresonline@blackburn.gov.uk by the beginning of December 2017.


4. 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.


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: 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.


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. 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. Click on the 'Register for Updates' button on the left side of the screen, to complete and send your details to us.


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 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 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.


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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