Using this Manual
These are the Childrens Services Procedures for Waltham Forest.This quick guide explains how the manual works.
1. About this Manual
This manual provides Child Services Procedures compliant with the current version of Working Together to Safeguard Children. The content has been written in a style intended to be accessible to a wide range of users from Waltham Forest Childrens Services, the voluntary sector and members of the public.
For further details, please contact Ross O'Flaherty (Ross.O'Flaherty@walthamforest.gov.uk).
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. You will also find the detail of the next planned manual update in this section.
If you would like to suggest a change to the procedures manual discuss your suggestion with your line manager in the first instance.
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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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9. Printing and Retaining Copies
The Manual is intended to be viewed online to ensure only the most up-to-date version of procedures are being used. We recognise that at times it will be helpful to print off copies of certain sections of the procedures. However, we advise that any hard copies are not kept for reference and users develop the habit of consulting the online version.
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