NLSWTP Webinar: Direct Work with Children and Young People Online
This session will be presented by Claudia Megele, National Chair of the Principal Children and Families Social Worker Network, and Dr Peter Buzzi, Director of Research and Management Consultancy Centre and the Safeguarding Research Centre.
Dr Peter Buzzi is the director of the Research and Management Consultancy Centre and the Safeguarding Research Centre. He is also the national research lead for the Principal Children and Families Social Worker (PCFSW) Network’s digital practice and online safeguarding research and practice development project.
Covid-19 has meant that many local authorities have had to move parts of their service delivery online; this includes some home visits, reviews and child protection conferences and direct work with children. This has offered new possibilities for digital practice. This webinar will examine some possible approaches and variations of engaging in direct work with children and young people online.
Preparing practitioners for direct work and using direct tools with children and young people online;
Creating safe spaces and enhancing practitioners’ awareness of the ethics of direct work online.
Sharpening the focus of direct work online and engaging children and young people online in a developmentally-appropriate manner;
Introducing practitioners to a range of online tools and approaches to direct work with young people;
Recording direct work and tools.
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*This session is open to social workers and staff working in social care across the Teaching Partnership (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington Councils and Norwood).