PRICE: **FREE**
LOCATION: Virtually, via Zoom
DATES:

15 March 2021 1pm-4pm19 March 2021 9am-12pm19 March 2021 1pm-4pm
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25 March 2021 1pm-4pm26 March 2021 9am-12pm26 March 2021 1pm-4pm
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Working practices have changed significantly since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic. There has been a huge shift towards online delivery of services, and elements of this is likely to be long term. While organisations have reacted as quickly as possible to these changes, we need to ensure that interactions in the online world take place as safely as possible. This training session is aimed at addressing the gap in understanding around digital safeguarding.

Understanding that the switch to online working is likely to be long term, it is imperative that practitioners and the young people we work with are equipped with the tools and skills to effectively, confidently and safely work with children and young people online.

The sessions will increase knowledge and understanding amongst professionals and reduce risks for children and young people when engaging online with service providers. The training will be relevant for practitioners across a wide range of service areas who want to ensure that their online involvement with children and young people is carried out safely.

Outcomes

The training will maintain a focus on safeguarding in the context of children’s rights.

The session will:

·    Give professionals a greater knowledge of safeguarding considerations when working with children and young people online.

·    Provide information for professionals to confidently risk assess each digital tool they are considering working with.

·    Increase understanding amongst professionals of the practical and ethical considerations when engaging with children and young people through a specified platform.

·    Increase understanding of appropriate behaviour for children, young people and professionals when working online with children and young people.

·    Introduce considerations around the measures under GDPR designed to protect children and young people when engaging online.

·    Enable children and young people to understand on-line grooming, and where to report and seek help.

·    Increase safe contact between practitioners with all children, specifically vulnerable children, so that those in need of additional services are more likely to be identified by practitioners and get the support that they need

·    Assist professionals to understand how effective Governance of an organisation, through up to date and relevant policies and procedures, contribute to minimising risk and enhancing the experience for children and young people when engaging with services online.


The training is FREE and limited to 2 participants from each organisation.

**CANCELLATIONS**

This is a FREE event, however there will be a charge of £50 for those delegates who book a place and do not attend. Cancellations will be accepted up to 2 days before the event. We will always accept substitutions if the named participant is unable to attend at short notice.


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