For Vulnerable Young People

For Vulnerable Young People In Care

Appropriate proactive monitoring

eSafe enables a local authority and care providers to effectively capture markers of safeguarding risk involving vulnerable young people in care.

Proactive monitoring of computer devices provided to children and young people in care is a valuable component to ensuring their safety and a useful barometer of the effectiveness of a Children’s Services strategy and intervention policy.

With many years experience of close cooperation with the multi agency teams and specialist care providers, eSafe can deliver a localised, flexible service with the appropriate escalation protocol to protect and educate vulnerable young people.

Unique Value

The eSafe Service is an intelligence-led early warning system that detects inappropriate IT activity 24 x 7. It uses forensic techniques to monitor imagery, language, Internet activity and off-line use, and informs as appropriate those charged with child safety of evident abuse.

The eSafe Service is a completely outsourced, managed service with all server hosting, incident monitoring, incident reporting and escalation, parameter setting and configuration,  and software systems updates and maintenance performed by eSafe staff.

The service is deployed remotely within minutes and can be localised to cater for the specific monitoring requirements of individual young people in care.

Multiple nominated contacts for reporting and escalation can be accommodated and the information routed depending on the user involved and/or the nature or severity of the incident.

The reviewed incident records are retained to build a pattern of behaviour, historic activity and to provide the basis for trend analysis.

At all times eSafe have been responsive and collaborative, working with us to provide the right information to the right people in a timely manner. Having qualified people able to check individual items of concern flagged up by the system has been invaluable and I would recommend eSafe without reservation

Sharon Jay, Norfolk County Council

Testimonials

Westminster Academy

Smita Bora - Principal

... and it is absolutely brilliant for detecting self-harm issues, depression and suicide, gang activity etc. I gave an example of how the programme helped me to prevent what could have been a very serious case of undetected anorexia but there are many others such case studies.”

Rugby Girls High School

Charlotte Marten - Head Teacher

"Student and staff behaviour has changed dramatically and for the better since we deployed the Service. These days, it is rare for someone to look at an inappropriate website or to use inappropriate language on line. We have been able to allow students to use YouTube as a resource (something we’d never have contemplated before installing the monitoring software). We have noticed an increasing professional approach to the use of school ICT equipment on the part of staff and students. Until we had e-Safe I thought our ICT system was locked down and relatively safe. I was very surprised by some of the material and content that were being flagged up initially."

"I feel confident now that the school can protect students from cyber-bullying; that if a member of staff were misusing school equipment I’d know about it; and that if a student was thinking of harming herself, I’d know, if she’d used ICT to search for information or to express an intention."

Hillside High School

Jonathan Lowe - Information Systems Manager

We realised that safety using ICT and the Internet was not just an ICT departmental concern but a whole school safeguarding issue. We chose eSafe because it addressed our requirements using a proactive approach that was supported by professionals who are highly trained and impartial; the service provision meant we could be confident that issues would be identified regardless of our team’s workload. As Information Systems Manager I supported the procurement and implementation of eSafe within school, however its use is firmly embedded within the pastoral support provision of the school and was funded directly from the schools central budget.