Digital practice is an additional method to engage and support the people you are working with. Successful digital practice does not replace in-person practice, but enhances it by offering flexibility and choice. Actively including digital practice in your work increases the options for young people and encourages us to prioritise their voice.
The guidance below offers insight into the factors that affect the decision-making process around when to use digital practice, providing questions for you to think about before using our How to Meet Tool with the young person.
When using digital, it’s easy to rely on the obvious platforms, such as Whatsapp messaging and video chat, but social care workers are practising digitally in lots of creative ways – visit our Digital Toolkit for some inspiration (and to find examples of when digital practice works less well!)Digital ToolkitHow to Meet Tool