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The Digital Divide: Social Care Tech and Safeguarding Apps

03 Nov 2020

As we all know smartphones and daily use of downloadable applications (apps) is on the increase. This form of communication has vastly changed how people interact. So why then do we not see an increase within the social care sector and availability for children and practitioners within social work. Smart phone apps are used exponentially […]

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Safer Generational Childhoods Online or Not...

20 Oct 2020

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) is set to introduce and age-appropriate code derivative from the Data Protection Act 2018. This Code of Practice is to set out 15 standards of age appropriate design for online services which process personal data and are likely to be accessed by children. The code is supposedly leverage to be […]

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Little changes that could make a big difference to the child safety tech industry

20 Oct 2020

I currently see the UK Safety Tech network and industry is a new foundling growing with rapid investment and new emerging technologies accelerated by the pandemic. I believe alongside this we should continue to explore and focus upon tech for good and specifically on multi-agency collaborative tech innovation. This must include the social care sector […]

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12 Reasons We Should Invest In Children As Equal Partners In The Design Of Social Care Tech

04 Jul 2019

As part of my recent research I undertook workshops with children and young people to find out about the principles of design for social care apps...

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What’s Holding Back the Adoption of Technology in the Social Care Sector?

11 Jun 2019

This week the Chief Executive of the British Association of Social Workers boldly stated that social workers need to be more competent in embracing the use of technology, or they could be left on the shelf.

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Online Harm Safety Measures - What Do They Achieve For Safeguarding?

26 Apr 2019

Have you ever thought, what does this really mean for the child or the adult receiving a service?

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Tech for Good Innovator - TedX Manchester, 2019

28 Mar 2019

When an email dropped into my inbox asking if I was available to do a TedX talk, my instant reaction was to STOP EVERYTHING – This an opportunity that was not to be missed!

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