The internet provides children and young people with countless opportunities for learning, development and socialisation, but the rapidly evolving digital world also presents significant threats to their safety.

Safeguarding children and young people today requires a solid understanding of how to safeguard children online.

This is an essential national conference for the entire children’s workforce. We have secured some of the country’s leading experts to provide an all-round grasp of the principal dangers, and equip you with the understanding, skills and confidence to enable children and young people to stay safe in the digital age.

The conference, on Thursday 22nd March, will feature expert-led sessions on:

  • Understanding the government’s internet safety strategy and what it means for practice
  • Instilling digital resilience in children and young people
  • Navigating through the minefield of social media platforms, chat facilities, instant messaging and the ‘dark web’
  • The grooming of children – what’s different when it’s online?
  • Sexting: managing incidents and responding to concerns
  • Tips and techniques for teaching e-safety
  • Cyberbullying via text messages, social media or online gaming
  • Supporting parents and carers
  • Implementing a whole-setting approach to online safety for schools and the early years
  • Online self-harm
  • Children’s mental health in the online world
  • Addressing radicalisation and meeting the Prevent duty ­
  • How Ofsted inspects e-safety across education, early years and children’s social care

Who should attend?

  • Local authority children's and families' services
  • Heads of safeguarding and safeguarding managers
  • LCSB chairs and members
  • Primary and secondary school headteachers and deputies
  • Heads of year
  • Heads of youth services and youth service managers
  • Early help teams
  • Child protection teams
  • Children's social workers
  • Foster care and residential care managers
  • Pastoral leads and subject heads
  • School nurses
  • SEND professionals
  • Educational psychologists
  • Education welfare officers
  • School governors
  • Nursery owners and proprietors 
  • Nursery and children's centre managers
  • Local authority early years heads
  • Early years advisers
  • CAMHS professionals
  • Children's and young people's charities
  • The academic community

What delegates said about our ‘Safeguarding in the Digital World’ conference in March 2017:

“Exceeded expectations – excellent conference content. Lots to take away from today.”

 “An excellent conference, which covered a wide variety and essential topics. Really good speakers which all are equally important but link into each other with their presentations”

Book your places by 23rd February to take advantage of our early bird rates