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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.
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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.
According to the company, the ICS will deliver the following benefits: security of information; gathering and delivering the necessary information in an easily understood form; allowing out-of-hours staff access to assessments and other work done by the case worker; alerting staff and managers when key events are approaching, and triggering alerts for defined changes or warnings; providing a common set of key processes that front line staff and their managers can adopt; as well as the capability to connect to Contactpoint (the national child index) and implement the Electronic Common Assessment Framework (e-CAF) support systems.
3 of its ContactPoint product suite for workforce optimisation.
Fusive designed ContactPoint Solutions and was sold to a Fortune 500 company in 2002.