Jargon buster: acronyms list

Here are some of the acronyms and jargon you might come across in safeguarding work.

Terminology is complex and changing as services are reshaped. Key terms used in our policies, procedures and guidance;and in our resources can be found in our:

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A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S U V W Y
A

ACPO
Association of Chief Police Officers

ADASS
Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

ADCS
Association of Directors of Children's Services

ASW
Approved Social Worker (under the Mental Health Act)

B
C

CADAS
Community Alcohol & Drugs Advisory Service

CAFCASS
Children and Family Court Advisory & Support Service

CAMHS
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services

CCG
Clinical Commissioning Group

CDOP
Child Death Overview Panel

CGM CRC
Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company

CMHFT
Central Manchester Hospital Foundation Trust

CMHT
Community Mental Health Team

CP
Child Protection

CPS
Crown Prosecution Service

CQC
Care Quality Commission

CSE
Child Sexual exploitation

CSP
Community Safety Partnership

D

DASH
domestic Abuse, Stalking & Harrassment

DBS
Disclosure & Barring Service

DoH
Department of Health

DHR
Domestic Homicide Review

DoLS
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding

E

EHA
Early Help Assessment

F

FGM
Female Genital Mutilation

FM
Forced Marriage

G

GMC
General Medical Council

GMP
Greater Manchester Police

GMSP
Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership

H

HBV
Honour Based Violence

HMP
Her Majesty's Prison

HWB
Health & Wellbeing Board

I

IMCA
Independent Mental Capacity Advocate

ISA
Independent Safegaurding Authority

J

JAR
Joint Area Review

L

LA
Local Authority

LAC
Looked After Child

LADO
Local Authority Designated Officer

LGA
Local Government Association

LSAB
Local Safeguarding Adults Board

LSCB
Local Safeguarding Children Board

M

MACC
Manchester Alliance for Community Care

MAPPA
Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements

MARAC
Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference

MASH
Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

MCA
Mental Capacity Act (2005)

MCB
Manchester Children's Board

MCC
Manchester City Council

MCSP
ManchesterCommunity Safety Partnership

MHSW
Mental Health Social Worker

MHWB
Manchester Health & Wellbeing Board

MSB
Manchester Safeguarding Boards

MSAB
Manchester Safeguarding Adults Board

MSCB
Manchester Safeguarding Children Board

MSP
Making Safeguarding Personal

N

NEET
Not in Education, Employment or Training

NHS
National Health Service

NHSE
National Health Service England

NOMS
National Offender Management Service

NPS
National Probation Service

NRM
National Referral Mechanism

NSPCC
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

O

OfSTED
Office for Standards in Education

ONS
Office of National Statistics

OPG
Office of the Public Guardian

P

PAHT
Pennine Acute Hospital Trust

PALS
Patient Advice & Liaison Service

PCT
Primary Care Trust

PR
Parental Responsibility

R

RIC
Risk Identification Checklist

S

SAR
Safeguarding Adult Review

SCR
Serious Case Review

SE
Sexual Exploitation

SIRI
Serious Incident Requiring Investigation

SLA
Service Level Agreement

U

UHSM
University Hospital South Manchester

UKBA
UK Border Agency

UKHTC
UK Human Trafficking Centre

UKVI
Home Office Immigration & Visas

V

VCS
Voluntary & Community Sector

W

WT
Working Together

Y

YJ
Youth Justice

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