Welcome to the Northamptonshire Children's Services Procedures Manual.
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This Northamptonshire Children's Services Procedures Manual was first published in February 2016 following extensive involvement on the part of operational staff. This February 2019 edition is the first of two scheduled updates in 2019.
This manual is updated on a regular basis and a summary of the new and updated chapters is located here. The next manual updated is scheduled for publication in April 2020.
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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.
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