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Commonly Used Acronyms

Reference list of acronyms used across the board

Acronym   Meaning 
ASC Adult Social Care 
ACEs Adverse Childhood Experiences 
BAME  Black and Asian Minority Ethicity (there is a shift away from using this terminology) 
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, part of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
CPO Child Protection Order
CRC  Community Rehabilitation Community (low level offenders) 
CSE  Child Sexual Exploitation 
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
FGM Female Genital Mutilation
GM ICB Greater Manchester Integrated Care Board (also Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership
and Greater Manchester Integrated Care System)
GMMH Greater Manchester Mental Health
GMP Greater Manchester Police
HRP  High Risk Person 
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 
IRIS Identification and Referral to Increase Safety (A programme to help GPs identify Domestic Violence and signpost to wider support services)
ISVA Independent Sexual Violence Advisor
LPA Lasting Power of Attorney
LSAB  Local Safeguarding Adult Boards  
LSCP  Local Safeguarding Children Partnership 
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
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
OoCD  Out of Court Disposal Framework 
PCC  Police and Crime Commissioner  
PI  Performance Indicator
PIP Personal Independence Payment 
PiPoT  Person In Positions of Trust 
RBH Royal Bolton Hospital
RCA  Root Cause Analysis  
SAR  Safeguarding Adult Reviews 
SCO Salford Care Organisation, part of the Norther Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
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)
TDAB  Tackling Domestic Abuse Board 
VCSE Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector
YP Young Person 

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