contact point

(redirected from ContactPoint)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Wikipedia.

contact point

[′kän‚takt ‚pȯint]
(electricity)
In the ignition system of an internal combustion engine, any of the stationary and movable electrically conducting metal points that open and close to complete or break an electric circuit.

contact point

i. The position at which the mission leader on a close air support mission makes radio contact with an ATC (air traffic control) team.
ii. The specified position, time, or level at which an aircraft is required to establish radio communications with an ATC (air traffic control) unit.
References in periodicals archive ?
Because the foreign worker understands the systems and procedures at ContactPoint, Wells wants to make him a more integral part of the company, which means he needs to be on location.
ContactPoint has a proven track record in various sectors of the rental industry; in some cases, doubling or tripling the sales of rental businesses they work with.
North Tyneside's grant for ContactPoint will be slashed by pounds 98,000 this year and will stop altogether from next year.
Dave states: 'The other worrying element is that the government may turn ContactPoint into a sort of computer program pseudo-type child protection register, which could have a lot more negative points than the original system and be more damaging in terms of people's civil liberties.
Of course she would, and that is why we have raised the issues about ContactPoint, not because we want to score cheap political points, but because of our concern for the young people in the city.
Ministers said ContactPoint would enable services for children to be more co-ordinated, freeing up more time for care.
According to a report in The Times, ContactPoint, which has so far cost the national exchequer 224 million pounds, will hold the name, address, date of birth, parents' details, GP and name of school of all English children aged under 18.
No case information will be held on ContactPoint and it will be impossible to download its contents.
ContactPoint, a pounds 224million computer system, was devised after the death of Victoria Climbie when authorities failed to protect her.
3 of its ContactPoint product suite for workforce optimisation.
ContactPoint has also been abolished, and Dave stated: 'It was recommended by Lord Laming that a national system be developed to support the work of professionals to ensure efficient recordkeeping that reduces duplication and keeps children safe.
According to the Conservatives, the documents included a 90-page "simplification plan", an update of the ContactPoint database and guidance on the duty to identify children missing education, as well as information on collection of school lunch take-up data and what to look for when buying a musical instrument.