Summary of principles
Professional practice: online safety policies
Achievable and consistent online safety policies and procedures are in place, regularly updated and understood by all.
Professional practice: training and updates
Training/updates on the risks, benefits and support for young people being online are regularly accessed and shared with the whole team.
Professional practice: online benefits
Online benefits and safety are routinely incorporated into working practice and considered
as part of contextual safeguarding.
Supporting carers: awareness of online safety policies
Foster carers understand and are aware of online safety policies, procedures and escalation routes.
Supporting carers: access to information and training
Foster carers are supported to understand and access information, training and help on the risks, benefits and support for young people being online.
Supporting carers: parental controls and online risks
Foster carers are supported in setting parental controls and discussing online risks, benefits and support with children in their care.
Supporting young people: giving voice
The voice of the child is listened to.
Supporting young people: engaging online
Young people use online connectivity to maintain healthy relationships, develop digital resilience and engage with the online environment in a supported way.
Supporting young people: consistent support
Joined up working between all those supporting the child is encouraged so they receive consistent support and advice about their online world.