Glossary

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Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations

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A

A&E
Accident and Emergency
ACPO
Association of Chief Police Officers
AWS
Army Welfare Service

B

BECTA
British Educational Communications and Technology Agency

C

CAF
Common Assessment Framework
Cafcass
Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service
CAIUs
Child abuse investigation units
CAMHS
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
CCPAS
Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service
CDOP
Child Death Overview Panel
CDRPs
Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships
CEOP
Child Exploitation and On-Line Protection Centre
CJCSA
Criminal Justice and Court Services Act
CMACE
Centre for Maternal and Child Enquiries
CME
Child Missing Education
CPS
Crown Prosecution Service
CPSU
Child Protection in Sport Unit
CQC
Care Quality Commission
CRB
Criminal Record Bureau
CSAS
Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service
CSO
Child Safety Order
CT
Children’s Trust
CTB
Children’s Trust Board
CWDC
Children’s Workforce Development Council
CYPP
Children and Young People’s Plan

D

DASH
Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment and Honour Based Violence
DCPs
Dental practitioners and dental care professionals
DCS
Director of Children’s Services
DCSF
The Department for Children, Schools and Families
DH
The Department of Health
DPA
Data Protection Acts

E

EEA
European Economic Area
EPO
Emergency Protection Order
EYFS
Early Years Foundation Stage

F

FAS
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FCO
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
FE
Further Education
FGCs
Family Group Conferences. A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children 369
FGM
Female Genital Mutilation
FII
Fabricated or induced illness
FIPs
Family Intervention Projects

G

GMC
General Medical Council
GO
Government Office
GP
General Practitioner

H

HMI
Probation Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation
HMIC
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary
HMIP
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons

I

ICS
Integrated Children’s System
ICT
Information Communication Technology
IDVA
Individual Domestic Violence Advisor
IMR
Individual Management Review
INI
IMPACT Nominal Index
IRO
Independent Reviewing Officer
ISA
Independent Safeguarding Authority

J

JSP
Joint Service Publication

K

L

LADO
Local authority Designated Officer
LASSL
Local Authority Social Services Letter
LAYS
Local authority youth services
LL/LT
Life Limiting or Life Threatening
LSCB
Local Safeguarding Children Board

M

MAPPA
Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements
MARAC
Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference
MEs
Medical Examiners
MSCR MAPPA
Serious Case Review

N

NICE
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
NOMS
National Offenders Management Service
NPFS
Naval Personal and Family Service
NPIA
The National Police Improvement Agency
NRM
National Referral Mechanism
NSF
National Service Framework

O

OSSys
Offender Assessment System

P

PACE
Police and Criminal Evidence Act
PCTs
Primary Care Trusts
PDUs
Problem Drug Users
PND
Police National Database
PPO
Probation and Prisons Ombudsman
PSAs
Parenting Support Advisers
PSHE
Personal, Social and Health Education

Q

R

RN
Royal Navy
RSHOs
Risk of Sexual Harm Orders
RSLs
Registered Social Landlords370 Working Together to Safeguard Children

S

SARCs
Sexual Assault Referral Centres
SARS
Sexual Assault Referral Services
SCHs
Secure Children’s Homes
SCRs
Serious Case Reviews
SEN
Special Education Needs
SFO
Serious Further Offence
SHAs
Strategic Health Authorities
SMB
Strategic Management Board
SOPOs
Sexual Offences Prevention Orders
SSAFA-FH
Sailors Airmen and Families Association-Forces Help
STCs
Secure Training Centres
SUDI
Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Infancy

T

TAC
Team around the Child
TSA
Tenant Services Authority

U

UASC
Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Child
UK
United Kingdom
UKBA
United Kingdom Border Agency
UKHTC
UK Human Trafficking Centre
US
United States

V

VBS
Vetting and Barring Scheme
VISOR
The Violent and Sexual Offenders Register
VOOs
Violent Offender Orders

W

X

Y

YCWs
Youth and community workers
YJB
Youth Justice Board
YJS
Youth Justice System
YOIs
Young Offender Institutions
YOTs
Youth Offending Teams

Z