NSPCC using Medopad to enhance child support services
The children’s charity is the first to pilot the Medopad app in an effort to improve how it supports vulnerable and at-risk young people. Impressed by the outcomes achieved in a clinical environment, the NSPCC is launching a pilot using a bespoke Medopad mobile application for two of its own programmes:
- Protect and Respect – support for children and young people who have been, or are at risk of being, sexually exploited
- Letting The Future In – a psychodynamic, attachment-based therapeutic approach for those recovering from sexual abuse
Medopad’s mobile application offers a valuable channel for case workers to build trust with the children they are treating. Each young person using Medopad is aged 11+ and has access to:
- A daily check-in feature to measure and record the individual’s overall mood
- Quick questionnaires to capture mental wellbeing and gauge usefulness of sessions
- A digital journal that can be used as a supportive tool
- ‘Learn’ - video resources and other educatory materials
By recording the above information, the young person can attend their 1-2-1 sessions with clear discussion points that they can share with their case workers, thus making the most of their sessions.
Clive Gardiner, Head of Digital at the NSPCC said: “The NSPCC is excited at being able to draw on Medopad’s expertise to incorporate the latest technology into our face to face services for children who have suffered from sexual exploitation and abuse. We look forward to seeing whether this new app enhances the relationship and the levels of communication between our practitioners and the children they are assisting.”
The pilot is part of the NSPCC & Founders for Good Digital Taskforce initiative, chaired by Jonathan Goodwin, founder of Lepe Partners and co-founder of Founders Forum.
Dan Vahdat, CEO and Co-founder of Medopad said: “The NSPCC works with some of the most vulnerable children in the country. Technology presents many risks for children, but at the same time it can be a powerful tool to protect young people, reduce the risks they face and help those recovering from extremely difficult situations. We’re excited Medopad can contribute to such an important mission.”
All data recorded is handled confidentially. Medopad has designed specific controls and security measures for its NSPCC solution to ensure each child’s identity is anonymised and feedback is protected.
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