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Blackpool Social Work and Safeguarding ServiceProcedures Manual

Using this Manual

This quick guide explains how the manual works.

Contents

  1. About this Manual
  2. Amendments and the Next Update
  3. Local Resources
  4. Glossary and National Contacts
  5. Register for Updates
  6. Copyright
  7. Accessibility
  8. Printing and Retaining Copies
  9. Browser Recommendations
  10. Mobile/Tablet Compatibility

1. About this Manual

This manual contains the policies, procedures and guidance for Blackpool Children's Services. All previous policies, procedures and guidance should be discarded.

A web-based version of the Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool and Lancashire Children's Safeguarding Assurance Partnership (CSAP) Procedures has been incorporated into this manual.

For further details, contact Karen Andrews (karen.andrews@blackpool.gov.uk).

2. Amendments and the Next Update

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 or click here to view Amendments.

The next planned manual update will take place in January 2022.

If you would like to suggest a change to the procedures manual discuss your suggestion with your line manager in the first instance.

3. Local Resources

This manual contains a local resource section which 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.

4. Glossary and National Contacts

A Glossary of definitions is linked from these procedures, available from the drop down Resources Menu on the blue banner at the top of each page.

This is a live online resource, containing key definitions for the Children's workforce.

Some procedures will have these key definitions highlighted in blue; this link will take you to the index of the online glossary.

There is also a National Contacts resource which contains details of key national agencies and organisations likely to be relevant to users of the procedures.

5. Register for Updates

We recommend that you register with us to automatically receive notification when this manual is updated, and to receive a monthly newsletter containing articles which may be of interest. Click on the 'Register for Updates' button on the home 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.

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. 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 Blackpool Council.

7. Accessibility

This website aims to achieve Double - A conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines in accordance with government guidelines. In order to change font size or manual colour use the highlighted 'Accessibility' button at the top right hand corner of any page.

8. Printing and Retaining Copies

The Manual is intended to be viewed on line to ensure only the most up-to-date version of procedures are being used. It will be updated regularly so, in the unlikely event there is a requirement for hard copies they should be destroyed after 72 hours.

9. Browser Recommendations

It is recommended that this manual is viewed with the latest browsers, with Java Script and cookies enabled for maximum compatibility and functionality.

Recommended browsers are:

10. Mobile/Tablet Compatibility

This manual has been tested on a variety of mobile devices to ensure that it displays correctly. However, if you find that you still cannot use the site select the 'mobile' option at the bottom of the screen. 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.