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Quick Guide

October 2017


Contents

  1. Display and Browser Options
  2. The Online Procedures
  3. Amendments
  4. Planned Updates
  5. How to Find What You are Looking for
  6. Terminology
  7. Keywords
  8. Register for Updates
  9. Copyright
  10. Printing and Retaining Copies


1. Display and Browser Options

People with a visual impairment may have difficulty accessing these online procedures.

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. The Online Procedures

This site contains the policies, procedures and guidance for Hull Children's Centres.


3. Amendments

Click here to view details of updates made to the Procedure.


4. Planned Updates

The procedures are usually updated every six months. The next update will be available during April 2018.

If you would like to edit an existing chapter or add a new chapter please contact Ruth Gray, (ruth.gray@hullcc.gov.uk) to discuss it. If you would like to use material from one of our other customers please ask Ruth to contact us. We will request permission for you to use their information.

Ruth will need to receive documents by the middle of January 2018, to allow time for the editing and formatting process.


5. How to Find What You are Looking for

Procedures and guidance are located in individual 'Chapters' which are available from a 'traditional' Contents List - on the left hand side of the screen.

5.1 Using the Contents List

Chapters are categorised or grouped together as follows:

PARTS: The procedures are categorised under a number of Service Sectors, like 'Safeguarding',

CHAPTERS: Under each Section, you'll find individual Chapters/Procedures e.g. 'Behaviour Management'.

If you aren't sure which service or section to look in, try 'Search' which will help you identify specific Chapters and sub headings within Chapters


6. Terminology

We believe it is crucial to use consistent terminology, which we agree with individual customers, for example:

'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.
'Parent' means person with Parental Responsibility.
'Regulatory Authority' Regulatory Authority is the generic term used in the procedures 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.


7. Keywords

The procedures contain a link to a large glossary (Keywords) of terms is available such as Notifiable Disease (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. Or, use 'Search'.


8. Register for Updates

You can register with us to receive automatic notifications when the procedures are updated. To register please click on the 'Register for Updates' button on the left of the screen, complete and send us your details.


9. 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 Hull Children, Young People and Families Service.


10. Printing and Retaining Copies

The procedures 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, staff should avoid retaining printed versions - hard copies are only valid for 72 hours.

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