Keeping Adopted Children Safe Online: Specialist Digital Safeguarding for Adoption Practitioners
24 January, 2024 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bespoke training course delivered by Tammie Redman, a qualified Safeguarding Consultant
Who this is for
Adoption practitioners and managers (Voluntary Adoption Agencies, Regional Adoption Agencies, Local Authorities, and independent social workers), children’s social care services, children and family social workers, foster carers, kinship carers, designated teachers, and other professionals working with children and families.
This expert-led training session will assist social workers to support adopters and children in keeping safe online.
The internet is a fantastic tool, if used in the right way, it can support young people to contact others who have experienced similar life changing events to themselves. but it also presents risks to adopted children, contact from birth parents and grooming online can mean that this group of children are more vulnerable than other children.
This is a constantly changing arena, where we are seeing risks to children changing on an almost daily basis.
“It was a real eye opener! Very real about the different areas where there are high risks. And giving practical tools to help educate and reduce the risk, but with the message that the biggest risk reducer is to come alongside and keep a relational approach.” – Attendee, 2021
In this bespoke training session, we will consider key facts, statistics, and research about the internet and mobile technology and the way it’s used by children and young people. The internet saves us so much time and means information is at our fingertips, but also creates risks. As professionals, we need to identify the risks it may create for us, the risk it creates for adopters and also the risks for children.
“This event was eye opening. Technology development moves so quickly it is difficult to stay updated. This event not only highlighted new apps that young people and criminals are using that I wasn’t aware of but gave practical advice that I can pass on to the families I work with” – Attendee, 2022
We will look at the tools that are available to help us keep up to date on the current risks and explore how we can minimise the risks to this vulnerable group of children.
- Explore the potential risks and benefits of technology & the specific risks to children who have been adopted
- Identify what is being accessed by young people and look at the biggest risks
- Consider online safety for the adopter- dos and donts
- Raise and discuss internet safety with young people
- How perpetrators use the internet and mobile technology for targeting, grooming, and abusing young people
- Think about why young people often do not disclose what’s happening to them.
- Identify what controls can be used and where to locate the instructions for implementing
- How to report concerns around internet
- Provide information on resources that can be accessed and used by young people, parents, and professionals
About the trainer
Tammie has over 35 years experience of delivering safeguarding children to a range of professionals and volunteers. Originally working with early years’ settings, youth, faith provision and schools. Tammie has gained experience of developing, coordinating and delivering safeguarding children training to a multi-agency range of professionals and volunteers within a variety of organisations. Tammie regularly delivers safeguarding training to volunteers and professionals from Preschools, Nurseries, Schools, Childminders, Parish Councils, Local Authorities and the voluntary, private and faith sectors. Tammie was instrumental in developing the Milton Keynes Model Basic Safeguarding Children Course and for training professionals to become trainers. She has developed screening tools for FGM and CSE and rolled out training, to support staff to deliver. She has delivered training online as well as face to face developing courses to meet the current safeguarding concerns including internet safety and Prevent.
A member of staff will be in touch with attendees one week prior to the event to share a pre-event delegate pack.
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