This is the latest operational version of the Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland Local Safeguarding Children Boards Procedures Manual.
This manual complies with Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015.
Before proceeding to the body of the manual, please read this 'Quick Guide'.
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Leicester Safeguarding Children Board and Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Children Board and tri.x are collaborating to maintain this Procedures Manual.
Andy Sharp is the Lead Person in the development and maintenance of the manual. Managers and staff in partner agencies have also contributed to these procedures and have provided local information that is only relevant to staff in Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland.
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2.2 What is Included
The manual is designed to contain all your policies, procedures and guidance.
- Policies: Our intention is for this section to be a 'one stop shop' for all the Policies, Values and Principles. It is intended to summarise the key policies, values and principles for Leicester City and Leicestershire and Rutland LSCB's. All procedures in this manual should be read in the context of this chapter;
- Procedures and Guidance: In an attempt to keep procedures succinct, procedures and more detailed guidance are separated, with links provided as appropriate;
- 'Procedures' summarise how managers and staff must act in given circumstances;
- 'Guidance' provides direction or advice to assist with making a decision or taking a course of action.
Procedures and Guidance are located in individual 'chapters' which are available from a 'traditional' Contents List - available on the menu bar on the left hand side of each screen.
2.3 Using the Contents List
Chapters are categorised or grouped together as follows:
- Parts: The Manual contains procedures categorised under a number of areas, e.g. 'Children in Specific Circumstances';
- Chapters: Under each Part, you will find individual Chapters/Procedures e.g. Children and Families who go Missing.
Where a chapter has been significantly amended, it is indicated in the table below, on the Contents List and at the top of the relevant chapter.
LLR LSCB and tri.x update this manual regularly. It will next be updated in September 2017. If you wish to contribute to the next update in relation to amending an existing chapter or suggestions for a new chapter, please e-mail: email@example.com (see Section 2.1, Status of the Manual).If you are involved in the development of the manual or the editing of new chapters please make sure that you are familiar with the timetable.
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.
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