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Commonly Used Acronyms

Reference list of acronyms used across the board

Acronym   Meaning 
A
ASC Adult Social Care 
ACEs Adverse Childhood Experiences 
B
BAME  Black and Asian Minority Ethicity (there is a shift away from using this terminology) 
C
CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
CA Carer's Allowance
CARA Cautioning and Relationship Abuse
CCE  Child Criminal Exploitation  
CDOP  Child Death Overview Panel  
CEOP Child Exploitation and Online Protection
CHOG Care Homes Oversight Group
CMHT Community Mental Health Team
CPO Child Protection Order
CRC  Community Rehabilitation Community (low level offenders) 
CSE  Child Sexual Exploitation 
D
DAPO  Domestic Abuse Protection order 
DASS Director of Adults Social Services 
DCS Director of Children's Services
DHR Domestic Homicide Review 
DOLS Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
DVPN Domestic Violence Protection Notice
ECHS Extra Care Sheltered Housing
F
FGM Female Genital Mutilation
G
GMMH Greater Manchester Mental Health
GMP Greater Manchester Police
H
HRP  High Risk Person 
I
IMR  Individual Management Review used within the Domestic Homicide Review process
IAG Independent Advisory Group – run by GMP
IDVA  Independent Domestic Violence Advisor 
IIN Impact and Implementation Network (sub-group of the SSAB)
IMCA Independent Mental Capacity Advocate
IMHA Independent Mental Health Advocate
IMR  Independent Management Review 
IOPS  Integrated Operational Police System 
ISVA Independent Sexual Violence Advisor
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L
LPA Lasting Power of Attorney
LSAB  Local Safeguarding Adult Boards  
LSCP  Local Safeguarding Children Partnership 
M
MAPPA  Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements 
MARAC  Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference 
MATS Memory Assessment and Treatment Service
MCA Mental Capacity Act 2005
MHA Mental Health Act 2007 
MHLT Mental Health Liaison Team 
MRI Manchester Royal Infirmary
N
NASS National Asylum Support Services
NCA Northern Care Alliance
NEET   Not in employment, education or training  
NFA No Fixed Abode (in housing) - can also mean no further action
NHS GM ICB NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care Board 
NMGH North Manchester General Hospital
NWAS North West Ambulance Service
O
OoCD  Out of Court Disposal Framework 
P
PCC  Police and Crime Commissioner  
PI  Performance Indicator
PIP Personal Independence Payment 
PiPoT  Person In Positions of Trust 
Q
   
R
RBH Royal Bolton Hospital
RCA  Root Cause Analysis  
S
SAR  Safeguarding Adult Reviews 
SEG Safeguarding Effectiveness Group (sub-group of the SSAB)
SEND Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
SHOP Salford Housing Options Point
SHRAP Salford High Risk Advisory Panel 
SI  Serious Incident 
SIF/SI Framework Serious Incident Framework 
SIO Senior Investigation officer 
SMART  Specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely
SPI Special Procedure Investigation 
Squad  System used across Salford partners 
SRFT  Salford Royal Foundation Trust 
SSAB Salford Safeguarding Adults Board 
StEIS  Strategic Executive Information System  
SWDG Strategic Workforce Development Group (sub-group of the SSAB and Safeguarding Children's Partnership)
T
TDAB  Tackling Domestic Abuse Board 
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Y
YP Young Person 
Z
   

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