Policies and Procedures Manual
The Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board's Online Procedures Manual can be found at www.northamptonshirescb.org.uk/pm.
Updates to the Procedures Manual
The Procedures Manual was updated on 1st August 2016 and now has a completely new look. A series of leaflets can be found at the bottom of this page introducing the manual and helping you to find your way around.
The manual is updated twice a year to cover changes to practice and statutory updates.
Northamptonshire operates a single assessment process that combines and replaces the current:
• Initial Assessment (IA),
• Core Assessment (CA) and
• Initial Child Protection Conference Report (ICPC Report).
Single Assessments provides a smoother process for children, young people and their families, who will have one assessment. The Single Assessment reduces duplication for practitioners.
Download the PDF guidance documents for all partners detailing the
We are currently re-writing our Transfer Policy and the First Response Transfer Principles are an interim position to detail the stages at which cases move from First Response.
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Last updated: 01 September 2017