Welcome to the NSPCC Learning Podcast - a series of episodes that cover a range of child protection issues to inform, create debate and tell you about the work we do to keep children safe. At the heart of every episode is the child’s voice and how what they tell us informs the work we do. If you are looking for more safeguarding and child protection training, information and resources, please visit our NSPCC Learning website.
Intro/outro music is Lights by Sappheiros [http://goo.gl/YmnOAx]
Building children and young people’s digital resilience
Now more than ever, tablets, laptops and mobile phones are being used to interact with others, especially during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But with this comes an increased risk of technology-assisted child sexual abuse (TA-CSA), bullying and grooming.
Involving volunteers in delivering services for vulnerable families
Volunteers play an important role in helping to engage vulnerable families in a service and can provide ongoing peer support on a one-to-one basis. We explore current research evidence on involving volunteers in delivering services to support families and examine the outcomes for parents, children and volunteers.
What have we learnt during COVID-19?
The past nine months has been difficult for everyone. Lockdowns, social distancing measures and local restrictions meant that adults working with children had to change the way they operate. But how have we adapted and how has COVID impacted on the NSPCC’s priorities?
Bonus episode: what research tells us about our Baby Steps service
This bonus episode looks at how the NSPCC is supporting, developing and improving effective services for children and families. In particular, we look at the research we undertook in order to gather insights about how our Baby Steps service has been run since the lockdown began in March. What did our research show?
Giving birth during a pandemic: what parents experienced and how we’re helping
Baby Steps is a perinatal educational programme aimed at parents who are welcoming a new baby and who may need additional support during pregnancy.
When the first national lockdown happened in March, we wanted to ensure that parents were still supported and received the same level and care and support during their pregnancy as they would have before the pandemic. We worked with each of our external delivery sites to help health and social care practitioners adapt and run a virtual service.
How we’re delivering our Schools Service during the pandemic
Over the last few months, our Speak out Stay safe volunteers and staff have been unable to visit primary schools to help children understand what abuse is and that they have the right to be safe.
Thank you for this podcasts I am learning a lot