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Welcome to the Central Bedfordshire Children's Services Procedures Manual

Welcome to this online version of the policies, procedures, and guidance for Central Bedfordshire's Children's Services. We will continue working to develop and refine this manual so it becomes a useful resource; collecting relevant guidance to enable practitioners and managers to have confidence that their practice is supported by up to date policies and procedures.

This manual is updated every six months to ensure that it contains the latest versions of the relevant policies and procedures for Children's Services. In this update, 13 procedures have been updated. For a full list of all the updates please see the Amendment table.

Before using this manual for the first time, please refer to 'Using this Manual' and Online Manual Features Overview. You can access these by using the links at the top navigation. Section 2 of the Using this Manual also contains a brief guide to what has changed in this version of the manual.

Please take time to register for updates using the button below; this will ensure that you are informed when the manual is next updated and you will also receive notification of tri.x Policy briefings as they are published.

Please click on the Contents button at the top navigation/button below to access the Contents List for the manual.

For further details or any queries about the manual, please contact Sharon Keenan, Practice Manager, Conferencing and Review, Professional Standards (

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