Online Safety and Digital Wellbeing Forum

Confidence varies around online safety in residential care, and there are few support options for those wanting to develop their practice.

dialogue and SWGfL, a leading online safety charity, are launching a new and exciting approach to support the online safety of children and young people in children’s homes and supported accommodation settings.

Being a teenager is difficult enough, but our young people are often more at risk online due to their past experiences, separation from attachment figures, limited education and gaps in their current support. This project aims to build the confidence of residential providers to ensure young people have the right support in place to use the internet safely and responsibly.

There are three support level options available:

WhatsApp group

Join our free WhatsApp group and get valuable updates, news and resources sent direct to your device.

There’s no charge to join this group – simply click below to download the guidelines and scan the QR code in the guidelines to request access.

Download guidelines & link here

Bitesize training

Join our virtual one-hour online safety sessions featuring a different topic each month led by SWGfL and dialogue.

We are running these on a ‘pay what you can’ format with a suggested contribution of £10+vat to help us fund this continued work.

Click to view the next session

Join the community

Become a member of our online safety community for priority access to the bitesize sessions, free access to the archive, free initial advice & discounts on training.

Join us for great value at just £99+vat a year and never miss a session.

Click to become a member

Other communities of interest groups….

We also run other forums for specialist support in the residential community for participation leads, children with disabilities, residential leadership group, exploitation leads and safer recruitment leads.


The groups are run on an annual membership fee of £99+vat for your first community of interest.

membership for homes

As we’ve grown these communities, we are now able to offer homes one representative at each of the six communities of interest memberships for just £399+vat for annual membership.

If you are a multi home organisation and would like to sign up several homes for this offer – please contact us to discuss the possibilities of further discounts directly on 01803 493030.

Click to become a member

Further training opportunities….

dialogue host a full catalogue of training courses as well as offering various memberships and networking opportunities.

More details here