Online safety and wellbeing of adults

Published in News on 15 May 2020

Technology and social media plays a major part in everyday life and can have many positive uses for those who may be isolated, or feel isolated, because of a disability.

We've produced a learning resource as an introduction to this topic, linking to the wider adult support and protection agenda. It is aimed at social services practitioners that covers the perceived risks, forms of abuse, themes of harassment, how the risks can be reduced, and prompts for practitioners. A list of references follows at the end, providing links to current information and evidence.

It was developed with the assistance of the National L&D Adult Support and Protection Group and the Iriss Evidence Search and Summary Service.