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Appendix 7: A guide to the acronyms used in these procedures

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A&E

Accident and Emergency Department

ALDCS

Association of London Directors of Children's Services

APA

Annual Performance Assessment

ASSET

Youth Justice Assessment Tool

AWS

Army Welfare Service

BECTA

British Educational Communications and Technology Agency

CAIT

Child Abuse Investigation Team

CAF

Common Assessment Framework

CAFCASS

Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

CAMHS

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

CCPAS

Churches Child Protection Advisory Service

CDOP

Child Death Overview Panel

CDRP

Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership

CEOP

Child Exploitation and On-line Protection Centre

CPS

The Crown Prosecution Service

CPSU

Child Protection in Sport Unit

CQC

Care Quality Commission

CRB

Criminal Records Bureau

CSAS

Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service

CSO

Child Safety Order

CSU

Community Safety Unit

CWDC

Children's Workforce Development Council

CYPP

Children and Young Peoples Plan

DASH

Domestic, abuse, stalking and harassment and honour based violence

DATs

Drug Action Teams

DCPs

Dental practitioner and dental care professionals

DCS

Director of Children's Services

DfE

Department for Education (previously the DCSF & DfES)

DH

The Department of Health

DO

Designated Officer (formerly know as the LADO)

DPA

Data Protection Act

ECM

Every Child Matters

EPO

Emergency Protection Order

EYFS

Early years foundation stage

FCO

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

FE

Further Education

FGC

Family Group Conference

FGM

Female Genital Mutilation

FII

Fabricated and induced illness

FIP

Family Intervention Project

GLA

Greater London Authority

GMC

General Medical Council

GP

General Practitioner

HMI Probation

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Probation

HMIC

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary

ICS

Integrated Children's System

ICT

Information and Communication Technology

INI

IMPACT Nominal Index

IRO

Independent Reviewing Officer

ISA

Independent Safeguarding Authority

JAR

Joint Area Review

JIT

Joint Investigation Team

JSP

Joint Service Publication

LA

Local authority

LASSL

Local Authority Social Services Letter

LFEPA

The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority

LL/LT

Life limiting / life threatening

LSCB

Local Safeguarding Children Board

MAPPA

Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements

MARAC

Multi-agency Risk Assessment Conference

ME

Medical Examiner

MPS

Metropolitan Police Service

MSCR

MAPPA Serious Case Review

NICE

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

NOMS

National Offender Management Service

NPCC

National Police Chiefs' Council

NPFS

Naval Personal and Family Service

NPIA

National Police Improvement Agency

NRM

National Referral Mechanism

NSF

National Service Framework

OFSTED

Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

ONS

Office for National Statistics

ONSET

Youth Justice Prevention Assessment Tool

OSSys

Offender Assessment Sytem

PACE

Police and Criminal Evidence Act

PCT

Primary Care Trust

PHCT

Primary Health Care Team

PND

Police National Database

PPO

Probation and Prisons Ombudsman

PSA

Parenting Support Advisor

PSHE

Personal Social and Health Education

RN

Royal Navy

RSHO

Risk of Sexual Harm Order

RSL

Registered Social Landlord

SARC

Sexual Assault Referral Centre

SARS

Sexual Assault Referral Service

SCH

Secure Children's Home

SCR

Serious Case Review

SEN

Special Educational Needs

SFO

Serious Further Offence

SHA

Strategic Health Authority

SMB

Strategic Management Board

SMG

Strategic Management Group

SOPO

Sexual Offence Prevention Order

STC

Secure Training Centre

SUDI

Sudden unexpected death in infancy

TAC

Team around the child

TfL

Transport for London

TSA

Tenant Services Authority

UASC

Unaccompanied asylum seeking child

UKBA

UK Borders Agency

UKHTC

UK Human Trafficking Centre

VBS

Vetting and Barring Scheme

VISOR

The Violent and Sexual Offenders Register

VOO

Violent Offender Order

YCW

Youth and community worker

YJB

Youth Justice Board

YJS

Youth Justice System

YOI

Young Offender Institution

YOT

Youth Offending Team