Using this Manual
Scope of this chapter
This quick guide explains how the manual works.
This website contains the policies, procedures and guidance for Doncaster Children's Services.
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.
The next update will be issued in August 2024. If you have any changes or additions which you wish to be included in the next update please send via e-mail to email@example.com.
When updates are published, some sections or sub-sections may be new or may be amended significantly. If a section has been significantly amended or is new, it will be indicated on the Contents List and at the top of the relevant section.
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.
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.
Every effort has been taken to ensure regulatory compliance. If you discover any errors or omissions, please alert your manager.
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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.
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.
Last Updated: February 13, 2024