Using this Manual

Welcome to Kirklees Children's Social Work Service Online Procedures.

1. About the Online Procedures

This site contains the procedures for Kirklees Children's Social Care; we will work with tri.x to update and improve this manual on a six monthly basis, the next edition will be available in March 2020.

The procedures will be enhanced by your feedback, please e-mail: ophelia.rix@kirklees.gov.uk with any comments or ideas.

2. Amendments and the Next Planned Update

The next version of the online procedures will be published in March 2020. If you have any comments, or wish to amend or add to the site, please e-mail: ophelia.rix@kirklees.gov.uk by the middle of December 2019.

Amendments Table

Click here to view details of updates made to the online procedures.

Editing Guide

If you want to make an amendment to an existing chapter in the procedures for inclusion at the next update, please contact your Manager.

Where a chapter is new or has been amended it will be marked as such on the contents.

If a procedure is significantly amended, the amendment will be summarised at the top of the document.

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, National Contacts and Search Function

Glossary and National Contacts

There may be terms in the procedures which users are not familiar with; therefore, a glossary of definitions is available from resources button at the top of the page.

This glossary is a live online resource, containing key definitions for social care practitioners. It's a free resource powered and kept up to date by tri.x.

There is also a National Contacts resource populated with details of key national agencies and organisations likely to be relevant to procedures user.

Search Function

We have provided a search function, available from the search button in the top right hand corner of the screen. This will enable you to search for Chapter/Procedure titles and sub-sections within chapters.

You may have to try different or alternative spellings/terms before you get the result you are looking for.

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 Kirklees 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.

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10. Mobile/Tablet Compatibility

This manual has been tested on a variety of mobile devices to ensure that it displays correctly. 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.

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