Using these procedures
Welcome to our new web based child protection procedures. These procedures have been created to enable you to find out what you need to do if you work with children, young people or families to keep children safe from harm or possible abuse.
To get started on these online procedures, navigate to the ‘Contents’ page to see the sections and pages covered by this website.
Using the side navigation and breadcrumb
The menu on the left hand side of each page give you access to the main sections of this site.
Home: Will take you back to the home page.
Contents: Will display a ‘tree’ menu of all of the available sections/procedure pages, with ‘plus’ icons next to pages that can be expanded further.
User Guide: The page you are currently viewing.
Search: Our customised Google search function will search a variety of relative websites for the information that you require, all in one area.
Contact: Details on how to contact Reconstruct Children’s Services and other useful contact details.
Breadcrumbs – leaving a trail of the route you have taken in your current screen, these are the words located just below the search box in the right-hand corner of every page. As well as indicating exactly where you are on the website, these words can be clicked to return to a previous screen thus retracing your path.
Using the search function effectively
At the top right corner of each page, just below the accessibility options, is the ‘Search’ box. Type in the word/s that you wish to search and hit the ‘Enter’ key.
Once the search is complete, you will see a screen containing a list of available websites that have been searched using the search term/s provided. This website is the first result in the list, but others such as ‘Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)’, ‘Action for Children’, all Government websites and a host of others have been included. Clicking on the green ‘plus’ icon will expand a websites search results, with the bracketed number next to the title indicating how many results/pages were returned.
All of the linked search results open in a new browser window/tab so that you don’t lose your current page location.
Reconstruct Children’s Services is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.
Reconstruct uses a common accessible design throughout this web site rather than providing text only pages for disabled users and seeks to comply with Priority 2 of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
The website has been designed with the following accessibility guidelines in mind:
(i) pages are designed so that they can be viewed at a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels;
(ii) a site map is available to provide information about the layout of the website;
(iii) no information is exclusively conveyed using colour;
(iv) a style sheet is used on our website and relative font sizes on all text with the exception of graphical text;
(v) page structure is conveyed using header elements;
(vi) text size can be increased or decreased easily by using the ‘3A’ facility at the top right hand side of the website. Further options are available by using the “view” option in your browser;
(vii) images that convey important information have alternative text. Where an image is used for a decorative purpose the alternative text will be left blank;
(ix) pdf documents held on this website may not be fully accessible due to their design. Where this is the case, the site also provides accessible Microsoft Word documents;
Further guidance about site can be found via the ‘accessibility’ link at the top right hand corner of each page.