Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board
Well done pulling everything together – it was great to see such enthusiasm from both the YP and the staff involvedLancashire Safeguarding Children Board
Local Safeguarding Boards are multi-agency partnerships. They cover each local authority area and are made up of agencies who work together to keep safe all children and adults at risk and ensure they are protected from abuse or neglect. Although they are linked to local authority areas, they are independent of the council.
A Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) has a statutory responsibility to
(1) Co-ordinate what is done by each person or body represented on the Board for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the area, and
(2) Ensure the effectiveness of what is done by each such person or body for those purposes.
Information on the partnership:
Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board would like to find out how they can ensure young people’s views about the online world are reflected in educating parents, carers, teachers, professionals and importantly, other children and young people? What advice would the young people give to these individuals about:
(1) The most effective way to ensure online safety messages are understood (and retained) by children and young people.
(2) Key summary pieces of online safety advice they would give to their younger peers.
Why is it needed?
The online world is continually evolving and brings both new challenges and opportunities. Adults and young people often have different perceptions about the online world so ensuring adults understand how young people view the online environment is very important if key learning messages are to be effective.
What happened on the day?
The partner did an introductory presentation that included background and introduction to the partner, the context to the challenge including a short video introducing the young people to the online environment. They then set the challenge to capture answers to the questions above in any form they wanted (e.g. questionnaire/ interview) and then present their findings.
What was the outcome for young people during the partnership?
The Young People were really engaged with this topic and learnt a lot about being safe online. Graham, the deliverer, wasn’t fazed by any questions that the young people asked no matter how silly they were. Discussions were held about how they felt that their younger siblings could be educated about being safe online and what this looks like. The Young People left the session saying that the felt better and knew more about how to be safer while using social media.
“I thought the sessions were really positive and a great opportunity for the young people involved. The responses to the task we set were extremely useful, honest and innovative and I will ensure their points are reflected in the broader MyAdvice engagement summary later this year. Well done pulling everything together – it was great to see such enthusiasm from both the YP and the staff involved.”Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board
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