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How to use this Manual

June 2018

This is the fourth revision of the online version of Peterborough's Children’s Services Procedures manual. If you are searching for content previously held in the manual please use the search function to check the manual and the document library.

The manual will continue to be updated every six months, if you are aware of any procedures that you believe should be in the manual, or practice guidance which you believe would be helpful to colleagues, please contact Kirsten Cooper (kirsten.cooper@peterborough.gov.uk in the first instance.

This guide explains how the manual works.


Contents

  1. Display and Browser Options
  2. About this Manual
  3. Amendments
  4. Document Library
  5. Keywords
  6. Compliance
  7. Register for Updates
  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

This manual replaces all versions of the existing manual. Any content previously saved offline from the old manual should be deleted and reference made to this version, staff and managers should continue to use the existing procedures until this project becomes operational.

For further details, please contact Kirsten Cooper (kirsten.cooper@peterborough.gov.uk in the first instance.

Tri.x retain an archived copy of all previous versions of these procedure, if for any reason you wish to consult an earlier version please contact Alison Bennet in the first instance.


3. Amendments

This manual will be updated on a regular basis and a summary of the new and updated chapters will be located here. Additionally, the detail of the next planned manual update will be indicated in this section.

The next update is scheduled for December 2018.

If you have any queries or suggestions, please contact your manager.

A full list of all the amendments made to this edition of the manual can be found here.


4. Document Library

This manual contains a document library which reflects the structure of the contents list and 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 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 by clicking on the highlighted text).

The intention of the keywords is twofold:

  • To ensure that definitions remain accurate and consistent throughout the manual;
  • 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. 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.

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.


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 Peterborough Children's Social Care.


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 and refer to the online manual to ensure they are using the most up to date version.

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