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Bedford Borough Children's Services Procedures Manual

April 2018: Click here to view the latest changes.

Welcome to your Procedures Manual

NOTE: Future updates of this manual will take account of the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and Working Together 2018. For further information in the meanwhile please see tri.x Policy Briefing – Children and Social Work Act 2017.


Please see 'Quick Guide' and 'Values'. You can access these by using the buttons on the left hand side of the screen. The Quick Guide explains the structure of the manual, the ease with which it can be navigated and about the process for updating it. 'Values' sets out the underlying principles which apply throughout every chapter.


Please read the Quick Guide which outlines the key amendments to the manual. You can access the Quick Guide from the left hand side of the screen.

Click here to access Research in Practice.

If you have any comments or queries regarding this manual, please contact Shaun Caplis (

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