NEW DATE: 13th January 2021

Venue: 10 Union Street, London

The Safeguarding Children in the Digital Age conference which had been due to take place on 25th March 2020 was postponed to 30th September due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the health and wellbeing of all our participants, we have now made the decision to further postpone the event to 13th January 2021. Click here to read our updated Coronavirus Statement. 

Digital technology continues to evolve at an extraordinary rate, providing children and young people with countless opportunities for learning, development and socialisation. It also presents ever increasing threats to their wellbeing and safety. 

Safeguarding young people today requires all practitioners, parents and carers to be up to speed with how to safeguard online.


The 4th national conference on Safeguarding Children in the Digital Age will provide essential learning for the entire children’s workforce. We are bringing together leading online safety experts and safeguarding professionals to equip you with the understanding, skills and confidence to ensure children and young people stay safe in the digital age, in a series of high quality CPD-certified keynote talks and seminars.

The conference, on Wednesday 13th January 2021, will enable delegates to:

  • Understand how the Online Harms White Paper impacts on the practice of education and safeguarding professionals
  • Get up to speed with how young people are interacting with the full range of current digital platforms
  • Encourage children and young people to think critically about their lives online and build digital resilience
  • Support professionals to risk assess incidents of sexting and identify the most appropriate ways to respond
  • Allow young children in their early years to take age-appropriate risks online so they can learn how to navigate the digital world safely
  • Employ a whole-setting approach to teach online safety and embed digital skills in the workforce
  • Understand the digital experiences of vulnerable young people including those in care, not in school, and young carers, and enable them to stay safe
  • Have difficult conversations about online grooming risk that are relevant and engaging for children and young people
  • Deliver age-appropriate advice about the risks and consequences of gambling and gaming
  • Safeguard young people with special educational needs and disabilities and encourage them to become independent online learners

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 previous Safeguarding in the Digital Age conferences

“I particularly liked the positive angle that underpinned all the sessions - lots of implementation strategies and guidance given throughout”

“A really well-run conference. Speakers were accessible and the venue was superb, as well as the management and catering”

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