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Bradford Children's Services Online Procedures

Using the Online Procedures

January 2018

This short guide explains how to use the online procedures site.

Contents

  1. About the Online Procedures
  2. Amendments
  3. Local Resources and Documents
  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 the Online Procedures

This site contains the online procedures for Bradford MDC Children's Services. It replaces any previous Bradford Children's Services Procedures.

The West Yorkshire Consortium Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures should be read alongside these procedures as they contain guidance for all practitioners on a range of topics including Child Sexual Exploitation, Children who are Missing and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

2. Amendments

The online procedures will be updated on a regular basis. The next planned update to the procedures will take place during July 2018.

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

3. Local Resources and Documents

The procedures contain a documents library and local resources section which can be accessed via the button bar at the top of the page or from the procedures home page. The library contains a range of local resources including forms, leaflets and additional guidance to support you in your work.

4. Glossary and National Contacts

The procedures may contain terminology which the reader is not familiar with. which; to help ensure accessibility a glossary of definitions is available under the resource tab at the top of each page.

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

5. Register for Updates

We recommend that you register with us to automatically receive notification when is the procedures are 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.

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 Bradford Metropolitan District 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 colour scheme use the highlighted 'Accessibility' button at the top right hand corner of any page.

8. Printing and Retaining Copies

The procedures are intended to be viewed online 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 the procedures site is viewed with the latest browsers, with Java Script and cookies enabled for maximum compatibility and functionality.

Recommended browsers are:

10. Mobile/Tablet Compatibility

The online procedures have 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 site 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.