As part of Safer Internet Day 2018 #SID2018 we would like to remind all foster carers within the 5 HSC Trusts to check out the Regional Fostering in a Digital World Safeguarding app, details on how to download the app are available via this link - http://ineqe.com/fostering-in-a-digital-world-app/.
A go-to-guide that fits in the pocket, the app to date is being utilised by 550 foster carers and social workers across the region.
The app has enabled foster carers to become more comfortable and familiar with technology therefore helping carers safeguard the young people by having a better understanding of the digital world in which they live.
“Within the first ten minutes of using the App, I already learned several things that I didn’t know before. I now use it on a daily basis to stay up-to-date with the technologies that young people are growing up with. I feel much more confident now in keeping young people that I care for safe online.” (Foster Carer)
Further information on the Fostering in a Digital World Safeguarding app can be viewed through the following videos -
“The app is brilliant and so easy to access! I found the new app very informative & so easy to access relevant information. It is also good to keep up-to-date with the latest news within the trust.” (foster carer)