Using this Manual
New users of this manual should familiarise themselves with the content of this chapter before using the manual.Existing users will be particularly interested in Section 2, Amendments which includes a complete list of the changes to this version of the manual.
1. Structure of the Manual
This manual contains the policies, procedures and guidance for Knowsley Safeguarding Children Board (KSCP). In this manual, all Knowsley SCP's Policies, Values and Principles are located in one Chapter, which users are required to familiarise themselves with before proceeding to the main body of the Manual. These Policies, Values and Principles are located in a Chapter called 'Values' - available from the home screen.Procedures and Guidance. 'Procedures' summarise how Managers and Staff must act in given circumstances. 'Guidance' provides direction or advice to a decision or course of action.
Each new or updated chapter appears on the list below and is marked accordingly on the contents list. The nature of the change or the date when the new chapter was introduced also appears at the head of each of these chapters.
The former versions of the manual have been archived for reference purposes.
2.2 Planned Updates
The next planned update will be in December 2022.
2.3 Editing GuideIf you want to make an amendment to an existing chapter in the manual for inclusion at the next update and you have any queries or suggestions, please contact your Manager.
3. Local Resources
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.
4. Glossary and National Contacts
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.
5. Regulatory Compliance
Every effort has been taken to ensure regulatory compliance. If you discover any errors or omissions, please alert your manager.
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