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Training - New Technologies

The following training sessions and workshops are open to Dudley MBC Foster Carers and staff who are involved in supporting looked after children.

New Technologies: Safeguarding Looked After Children (E-Safety)

The Internet is a wonderful resource but it can present significant risks to children. Many parents and carers feel that they don’t know enough about new technology to help children to use it safely. However, just as children need to learn to cross a road safely, they also need to learn how to keep themselves safe on the Internet and parents and carers play a crucial role in helping children to do this.

On this course carers of children looked after by Dudley Council will:

  • Learn about the online activities that children like to take part in;

  • Learn what risks are involved in these activities;

  • Examine some of the issues around the use of social networking sites such as Facebook;

  • Find out how they can minimise the risks and so help children to use the internet responsibly and effectively;

  • Look at some of the Internet Safety resources that are available;

  • Consider the implications of Dudley Council's Looked After Children and the Safe Use of Technology Guidance.

E-Safety Training is mandatory for all Dudley Foster Carers.

Please note that if you are interested in attending this training you must register in advance by contacting the Virtual School for LAC.

Next Course Details:

Thursday 3rd December 2015, 9.30 am to 2.30 pm

Friday 18th March 2016, 9.30 am to 2.30 pm

Tuesday 14th June, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm - refresher course for those who have attended previously

All of the above take place at Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Road, Netherton

Individual Support

The Education Support Worker in the Virtual School offers support to individual foster carers and children in the use and management of technology.

Foster carers may contact the Virtual School directly if they wish to access this service or discuss their needs with their social worker who can liaise with the Virtual School if necessary.