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Policies and Procedures Manual

The Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board's Online Procedures Manual can be found at

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 has been further update in December 2016. A summary document of the changes made can be found here. This changes will go live on 6th February 2016 and are in practice now.

Single Assessments

We have now moved to a single assessment process that combines and replaces the current:

• Initial Assessment (IA),
• Core Assessment (CA) and
• Initial Child Protection Conference Report (ICPC Report).

The procedures manual still refers to Initial Assessments, Core Assessments and Initial Child Protection Conference Reports as we are in the process of fully updating the manual to reflect this change.

The move to Single Assessments will provide a smoother process for children, young people and their families, who will have one assessment. The Single Assessment will also reduce 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: 05 December 2016

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