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Quick Guide

September 2018

This 'Quick Guide' should be read by all new staff before accessing the body of the manual.

This manual was updated in September 2018; for a full list of the amendments or new chapters please see Section 2, Amendments.


Contents

  1. Display and Browser Options
  2. Amendments
  3. Terminology
  4. Keywords
  5. Compliance
  6. Register for Updates
  7. Copyright
  8. 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. Amendments

The manual will be updated twice a year. The next update will take place in March 2019. Please contact Kevin Durkin (kevin.durkin@bolton.gov.uk) with any suggested additions, amendments or where there are other issues, e.g. broken links, to the manual.

Editing Guide

If you are asked to make an amendment to an existing chapter in the manual for inclusion at the next update, and if you have any queries or suggestions, please contact your Manager.

Amendments Table

Click here to view details of updates made to this manual.


3. 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.


4. 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.


5. Compliance

Regulatory Compliance

Every effort has been taken to ensure regulatory compliance. If you discover any errors or mistakes, please alert your manager.


6. Register for Updates

This manual will be updated on a regular basis. If you wish to receive email notification when updates occur please use the button on the left of your screen and complete the form.

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 Bolton Council.


8. 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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