Welcome to the new Pan Dorset SCB Procedures Manual.This quick guide explains how the manual works.
This manual is devised to provide you with a set of chapters which comply with Working Together to Safeguard Children. The content has been written in a succinct style which is intended to be accessible to a wide range of users from all the agencies that are partners in the LSCB and the third sector.
The manual has 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 Safeguarding Practice Guides which capture the most significant points and avoid a level of detail which put the reader off. Where more detailed guidance is required, this can be included either through a link from a Safeguarding Practice Guide or as a replacement for a Safeguarding Practice Guide.
Work will take place between the LSCB and tri.x to edit and amend the content of this manual to ensure that it reflects local practices and arrangements.
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This manual will be updated on a regular basis and a summary of the changes can be accessed via the 'Amendments' button on the Home page. You will also find the detail of the next planned manual update in this section.
If you would like to suggest a change to the procedures manual discuss your suggestion with your line manager in the first instance.
The first update to this manual will be published in February 2019.
This manual contains a local resource section which can be accessed via the navigation bar. 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.
The manual is accessed by readers who may find terms that they are not familiar with. Therefore, a glossary of definitions is available under the resource tab.There is also a National Contacts resource populated with details of key national agencies and organisations likely to be relevant to procedures user.
Every effort has been taken to ensure regulatory compliance. If you discover any errors or omissions, please alert your manager.
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