The Dudley MBC Guidance in the Safe Use of Technology for Looked After Children has been developed to clarify the roles and responsibilities of looked after children and all who work with them in relation to Internet Safety.
The emphasis of the Guidance is on:
Helping children to learn how to keep themselves safe;
Establishing and maintaining lines of communication in relation to children’s online activities;
Ensuring carers understand their role in supporting children to access technology safely.
The key features of the Guidance are:
E-Safety issues to be considered and in the risk assessment when a child enters care and/or a new placement;
All LAC expected to sign an Acceptable Use Agreement;
All LAC recommended to agree to a set of Home Internet Rules;
All carers to attend E-Safety Training;
Guidance to carers on their own use of technology where it can impact on looked after children;
Additional specific guidance for Looked After Children.