"Hi Duncan, For a number of years we used a system called Viewpoint for LAC reviews, but this seemed to gradually decline as the web moved on and it began to feel dated. I think they are still offering a service, try http://www.vptorg.co.uk/.
With the news that a father in Northern Ireland is suing Facebook over suggestive photos of his 12 year old girl posted on the site, the question of whose responsibility it is to ensure that children and young people are safe online is getting more heated. Is it the responsibility of the makers of websites, the parents, or the education system? Or should we expect children to be web savvy enough to not put…See More
So! VolTech is a North West Conference on Social Media & Technology for the Voluntary Sector. With voluntary sector organisations having to move quickly with current social media trends and technology advances it is important to share good practise and get together as a group to discuss the issues and find the solutions.We aim to bring together voluntary sector organisations, web developers, hyperlocal news outlets and social media “surgeons” from across the North West on Saturday 19th…See More
Hi EveryoneI'm sure many of you will seen that a father in Northern Ireland is bringing a case against Facebook (and the local care trust) for allowing his 12 year old daughter to post suggestive photos on the site.This is again raising the question of who is responsible (legally or morally) for young people's safety in online spaces - I think the answer is "it's a combination of people & organisations". As well as this I assume that is the care trust (who had parental responsibility for…See More
Having had some time to digest this since this morning I'm definitely of the opinion that without the data behind this it is pretty meaningless. For a start it is pretty hard to draw a comparison between local authorities…"
"I'd like to have a crack at the old chestnut - organisational change. How do we get people to see the value? How do we get away from the communications team holding all the cards and get the tools more freely available to practitioners?"
I am coming down on the Friday but am staying with friends who have arranged to pick me up and see me okay, i.e. fed and watered, so I won't make the Friday eve thing but sounds great, enjoy :)"
"I've had a bit of a scout around for a suitable pub and have come up with All Bar One. Not sure but this might be the same chain as the pub we went to last year in Bristol so seemed to be a safe bet.
Details of the pub are at…"
Thanks for that; your youthworktoolbox website looks useful, particularly the podcasts.
We're looking at going with Mailchimp as it's very user-friendly and very much integrated with social media which is a major plus.
I currently use Awebber for my email campaigns.
It's a paid service, but after my research, it seemed to be the best option for me.
I also have a mail chimp account, but I have never used it.
Awebber was not too difficult to set…"
Please could everyone share this survey with 8 to 19 year olds.The research is exploring children and young peoples views on e-Safety, so great opportunity to get them thinking about staying safe online. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9QH8RB2Much appreciate any support and I am happy to share the results in June should anybody like to have a read :)See More
YMCA George Williams College is offering a free training day on ‘Understanding Group Work’ for professionals and volunteers working with young people. The day will encourage you to think about different approaches to group work as well as providing practical activities that you can take away and use with young people. Topics to be covered include: Team buildingGroup rolesUnderstanding conflictUsing discussionLeadershipTo book your free place, please contact Naomi Stanton…See More
BackgroundOne of the challenges of assessment processes with young people is how to secure their involvement and active participation. Only too often assessment can become something that is ‘done’ to young people (or a form that needs to be filled in), rather than a dynamic process that puts them at the centre, something theyare involved with and have some ownership over. The assessment tools called ‘CAF Cards’ and ‘Road Sign Cards’ have been developed with young people to work with the…See More
"My apologies for commenting some 4 months after this event happened, I really don't get onto this site as often as I should! This was the first (hopefully there will be many more) online youth work student conference, and it was a bit of a have…"