The internet is now such an integral part of children's lives. It opens up many educational and social opportunities, giving them access to a world of information and experiences.
Whether on a computer at school, a laptop at home, a games console or mobile phone, children and young people are increasingly accessing the internet whenever they can and wherever they are.
We are committed to the protection of young people from adverse consequences, as a result of their use of electronic communication (including accessing inappropriate content and harmful material, bullying, inappropriate sexual behaviour or exploitation).
We have produced an e-safety strategy which is available to download from the related documents section.
National Working Group (NWG)
The NWG is a charitable organisation within the UK who disseminates their information down through their services to professionals working on the issue of CSE and child trafficking within the UK. The NWG website offers a variety of resources and also a CSE elearning package aimed at practitioners and other staff who come into contact with children, young people and families.
We have gold membership which enables partner agencies to login to the NWG website and access their resources e.g. Derbyshire schools, social care and residential children's homes. Everyone wishing to access the website will require a username and password. These are unique to each person and not generic for a team or department. If a member of staff therefore would like a username and password, they will need to contact NWG to be given a password. Please mention that you are a partner agency to the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board who have Gold Membership.
The NWG contact details are:
Telephone: 01332 585371
Other useful information
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) is a child protection led law enforcement agency.
Digiduck's big decision - A story all about friendship and responsibility online.
The adventures of Smartie the penguin - Sensible choices on the internet.
Supporting young people online - Information for parent and carers.
Our documents are published in either Portable Document Format (PDF) or Microsoft Word format. If you have any problems accessing any of our documents, please contact us.