"Social media now accounts for 'at least half' of calls passed to frontline police"
There are many general safety resources for digital users, but victims and vulnerable groups need specialised advice. These groups are often at a higher risk and require specific guidance.
The professionals who work with vulnerable people also need specialist support. Their expertise is rightly focused on helping and supporting vulnerable individuals, addressing the legal issues and navigating the traditional support systems.
But our digital society is making their work even more challenging. Those professionals want to understand how digital issues are impacting the people they support. They need relevant and easy to use guidance, resources and training.
That is what Digital-Trust offers, advanced support on digital issues to victims, organisations and professionals that will increase protection, safety and reduce harm for vulnerable people.
Digital-Trust brings together technologists and professionals working with victims and vulnerable people to understand evolving risks and address digital abuse.
We provide technical expertise to victims, charities, support groups and organisations working within the criminal justice system as well as directly to people experience digital abuse.
The areas we focus for both professionals and vulnerable people include:
Provide easy to use, clear advice directly in the hands of victims
Help victims when they don’t meet the police threshold or experience an inadequate response
Give victims more control over their situation
Improve the victim’s understanding of stalking and digital abuse and the risks
Increase both a person’s physical and digital safety
Help victims to explain their abuse in more clear and coherent terms
The Digital-Trust is an independent, non-political, not-for-profit social enterprise .