With over 600 hits on the Click Guide to Children’s Services webpage, the Guide has now been downloaded in 30 local authorities, 20 children’s charities, by universities, child minders, foster carers, training organisations and advocacy services. But we are being told by child care professionals in local authorities that they are being blocked from downloading the Guide.
I am not sure why some local authorities are stopping staff from accessing the internet. The Click Guide to Children’s Services is a free downloadable resource which, for the first time, brings together the wide range of resources for looked after children. It is a rich source of knowledge and information and demystifies the complexity of children’s services as well as being a signpost for useful online resources.
It appears that MessageLabs (an email filtering service that a lot of organisations are using) have marked our email messages as SPAM. We would advise you to contact your IT department asking them to ‘white list’ www.shirleyayresconsulting.co.uk or add the email address firstname.lastname@example.org to the approved senders list. IT departments should know what to do to make it happen.
If your local authority does not have a social media policy it is worth looking at the trailblazer Blackburn with Darwen guidance.
Contact us – we can help your local authority develop a social networking policy
The Click Guide to Children’s Services is our contribution to promoting joined up thinking across the care sector. We are now working on Guides to Personalisation and Workforce Development (which are due to be published November 2010).