If you already have procedures for face-to-face work, adapt them so that they are helpful on video calls. If you don’t already have procedures then you will need to create them from scratch. In the further information section, you’ll find links to help.
Once you have created procedures, you should review them regularly.
Zoom activity in progress
Khulisa focused on these procedures:
Finding simple ways for people to consent to taking part in calls
Using the beginning of calls to make behaviour agreements with the young people taking part. Agreements on the idea of protecting yourself and others.
Making sure people understand the purpose of calls and activities. This work starts before the call and continues during it.
Recognising that the risk is not just between the staff member and participant. There is a risk between group participants themselves. This increases as group size increases.
Khulisa review their digital safeguarding as part of their annual safeguarding reviews.