Digital Youthwork and Safeguarding

During the current situation there has been a rapid increase in the number of organisations moving activities online. It is important that all who work with young people online adhere to safeguarding best practice. We have brought a range of resources together to help you think through the issues.

Church of England: guidance for the safe use of video-calling with young people. MORE

Youth for Christ: If you have never ventured online much, there are some great tips in these films to get you started. If you are a seasoned pro, then the safeguarding film will help you as you shift your communication online. MORE

NSPCC Learning: resources to help schools keep children and young people safe while teaching in a remote or unusual setting. Topics covered include: consent; contacting children at home; child protection concerns; online safety and mental health and wellbeing. MORE

NSPCC Learning: how to have difficult conversations with children to include information about talking to children about coronavirus. The content covers: preparing for a conversation, having a conversation and support from Childline. MORE

Childline: Information for children and young people about coronavirus. The page includes information about: what coronavirus is; where children and young people can find help if they are worried; coping if they are staying at home; and what to do if they are feeling unwell.MORE

Diocese of Ely: a Facebook Group to share ideas, resources and suggestions on how we can continue to support young people in our communities in the current climate.