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Quick Guide

May 2017

Welcome to this version of the Plymouth Multi-Agency Adult Safeguarding Policy and Procedures Manual.

Before proceeding to the body of the manual, please read this 'Quick Guide'.


Contents

  1. Display and Browser Options
  2. Structure of the Manual
  3. Planned Updates
  4. Keywords and Search
  5. Amendments
  6. Printing and Retaining Copies
  7. Register for Updates
  8. Copyright


1. Display and Browser Options

People with a visual impairment may have difficulty accessing this Manual.

To change the size of the text/layout - please use these accessibility buttons

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which are on menu bar on the left side of every screen. Click a larger button to increase your text size, the very largest being high visibility mode.


2. Structure this Manual

This manual contains the procedures for Plymouth Safeguarding Adults Board.

In this manual, all Plymouth Safeguarding Adults Board Values and Principles are located in one chapter, with which users are required to familiarise themselves before proceeding to the main body of the Manual. These are located in a chapter called 'Values' - available from the left side of the screen.

The Manual is divided into different Parts, which can be accessed via the Contents button which is also on the left side of the screen.


3. Planned Updates

For further information please contact your lead for this manual Marina da Justa, Commissioning Officer, Co-operative Commissioning & Adult Social Care, Plymouth City Council (marina.dajusta@plymouth.gov.uk).


4. Keywords and Search

4.1 Keywords

The manual is accessed by practitioners from varying agencies, who may find terms that they are not familiar with. Therefore, a large glossary (Keywords) of terms is available such as Adult at Risk (try it: click on the highlighted text). We call them 'Keywords'. Once clicked, the definitions will appear in a new window or tab, depending on your browser. You can leave it open for reference, or close it using the "close" button at the bottom.

4.2 Search

We have provided a Search function, available from the relevant button on the left hand menu bar. This will enable you to search for Chapter / Procedure titles and sub-sections within Chapters. It will provide the best results if you know the title of the chapter or sub section, or if you have a good idea what the title is.

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


5. Amendments

This information is also noted at the top of the relevant chapter, and chapters are marked ‘updated’ or ‘new’ on the Contents list.

Click here to view details of updates made to this manual.


6. Printing and Retaining Copies

The Manual should normally be viewed on line but can be printed, for reference only.

To print a chapter, click on the print icon icon which is in the top right hand corner of the relevant procedure

Please note, this manual will be regularly updated and agencies/professionals using printed copies of the manual are responsible for ensuring that they are using only the current (most up-to-date) version. You should ensure that the date of printing is set to automatically appear on printed copies. The electronic version of the manual shows clearly the date of the current version. If you are unsure, you must check that you are using the current version. Please note, as the Manual will be updated regularly printed copies are only valid for 72 hours.

Copies may not be used for any other purpose (see Section 8, Copyright).


7. Register for Updates

You can register with us to receive automatic notifications about manual updates. You will also receive information about the briefing papers we regularly publish. To register, please click on the 'Register for Updates' button on the left of the screen and send us your contact details.


8. Copyright

The content of this manual can be accessed, printed and downloaded in an unaltered form, on a temporary basis, for personal study or reference purposes. However any 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 Plymouth Safeguarding Adults Board and tri.x.

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