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Published on 24 August 2020

Keeping children safe online during Covid19

Homes2Inspire utilise NSPCC training to upskill staff during pandemic

I read a really interesting article recently that stated that a third of youth worker's felt they are not trained to sufficiently to deal with the online risks children face. If you want to read it for yourself you can follow this link here.

 

During the current COVID-19 pandemic there has been an increased use of digital devices to ensure children and young people can have access to their supportive networks outside of the home environment including access to face to face meetings with professionals, family members and friends. As we know there is an increased risk when any child or young person has access to digital devices. 

 

As part of the Homes2inspire's strategy, it was agreed that all staff would be upskilled to recognise these potential risks, and to support children who are actively online. This strategy consisted of all Home Managers and Deputy Managers completing a comprehensive online safety course delivered online by the NSPCC. This was then cascaded to all staff who work directly with children along with reflective work has been completed to ensure staff have an increased knowledge of this risks and how-to best support children and young people when online. 

 

Feedback from staff has been really positive on this training and we are already seeing improvements in our practice linked directly to it.

 

Alice Morley - Learning and Development Manager

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Our Education Team
Paul Maginnis - Senior Education Engagement Coordinator

Paul joined Homes2Inspire in June 2016. Prior to joining Homes2Inspire, Paul worked as an employability adviser helping NEET young people into employment, education and training. Paul is a qualified careers adviser has a passion for helping young people fulfil their potential, whether it be academically or vocationally.

Angela Day - Education Engagement Coordinator

Angela has worked in secondary school settings since 2009 working predominately in pastoral management. In this role Angela worked alongside social services, pupil referral units and various alternative provisions. Moving onto a position as Careers and Business Enterprise Coordinator in 2017 Angela qualified as a careers adviser before joining Homes2Inspire in April 2019.

Laura Trow - Education Engagement Coordinator

Laura joined Homes2Inspire in January 2020. Laura has a degree in Youth and Community Development as well as a PGCE in Further Education. Laura has worked with young people for 12 years in different educational settings, including schools, colleges and prisons. Laura’s previous roles have given her experience in pastoral care, IAG and course design and delivery.