Fostering in a Digital World


Type of Resource


Publication Date

June 26, 2023


Digital Wellbeing / Healthy Relationships/ Social Media and Apps 

Helpful advice is now only a screen-tap away!

The Fostering in a Digital World app is a go-to guide that fits right in your pocket.

‘Fostering in a Digital World’ App has been created as a resource and training tool for social workers, kinship foster carers and non-kinship foster carers.

The app allows users to see a range of activities and updates and you can log-in to access specific advice and functions that provide guidance on how to navigate safely through the digital environment.

You can register yourself an account directly from the app, or your admin can create one for you at your request. Your login gives you access to both the app & the browser.

Overall, use of this app ensures that foster carers will be able to pass on the knowledge and skills gained to empower our children and young people to better protect themselves in the online world.

The app uses an innovative platform that has been developed specifically for and with foster carers in an initiative across HSC Northern Ireland Foster Care, in partnership with INEQE Safeguarding Group.


Foster Carer

I have already learnt several things that I didn’t know in the first 10mins of using it! It will be so useful to me on a daily basis. The info on social media & the safety centre are absolutely brilliant.

Foster Carer

There was so much info on social media which I wasn't aware of. I feel much more confident in keeping the young people I care for safer.

Foster Carer

I love this app! I have been flicking through it this afternoon. It’s brilliant to have all the info handy in one place! I love the training booklet & support group info there too!

Contact HSC Northern Ireland Foster Care

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0800 0720 137

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