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NLSWTP Webinar: Safeguarding Children and Young People Online

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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.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Claudia Megele is the National Chair of the Principal Children and Families Social Worker Network. She is also a Fellow of National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the author of “Safeguarding Children and Young People Online”, “Social Media and Social Work: Implications and opportunities for practice” as well as “Psychosocial and Relationship-based Practice”.

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.

INTRODUCTION

COVID-19 has shown that social workers and social care practitioners can use social media and digital technologies in powerful ways to keep in touch and support children and families. However, there are many ethical and practical challenges and limitations to online connections and communications. Therefore, this online webinar examines new and emerging online risks and harm as well as digital resilience and how these can be assessed and used to enhance relationship-based practice and safeguard children and young people online. The webinar will also consider the lockdown and the easing of the lockdown and its implications for safeguarding children and families online.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Enhanced understanding of new and emerging online risks and harm;
  • Enhanced understanding of young people and their views about online risks and harm;
  • Enhanced understanding of online relationships and social and relational symbolisms and hierarchies online;
  • Enhanced understanding of the experiences of young people and relationship-based practice in digital context;
  • Introduction to a restorative and relationship-based framework for systematic and child-centred assessment of online risks;
  • Introduction to digital resilience and a holistic and well-being-based approach to safeguarding children and young people both online and offline.

 

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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).