Digi-PAL is a new project aimed at increasing the resilience of people in the online world.

Making people aware of the risks of the online world allows them to become more resilient and less likely to fall victim to things like cyber-crime and cyberbullying. This project will create Digi-PAL champions in local communities throughout the Causeway Coast and Glenns council area. Our champions will provide support to anyone from the community facing an online issue. This website offers a range of resources, contacts and information to enable people to tackle issues of online safety and increase resilience.

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Message in a Minute from the Western Digital Safeguarding Steering Group: Quarterly Bulletin

Please click here to read our second Quarterly Bulletin which contains a round-up of some of the latest news, resources, research, events and all things to do with Digital Safeguarding in the Western Trust area.  From free resources and training to blogs, research and information on screen time, mental health and technology as well as educative videos, apps and plenty more!


Who are we? The Western Digital Safeguarding Steering Group is made up of voluntary and statutory agencies in the Western Trust area of Northern Ireland. We are committed to delivering evidence-informed training and resources to make the Internet a safer place for all. We support the vision of the 5 Rights Foundation which believes children and young people should be supported to access digital technologies creatively, knowledgeably and fearlessly.  For more information visithttp://www.westerntrust.hscni.net/livewell/StayingSafeOnline.htm

About Us

The Northern Trust provides a comprehensive range of health and social care services to a population of almost 436,000 people across a geographical area of 1,733 square miles spanning four new council areas (Antrim and Newtownabbey District, Causeway Coast and Glens District, Mid and East Antrim District and Mid Ulster District).  The Trust delivers services from over 150 facilities including two major general hospital sites, a mental health hospital, local community hospitals, health centres, social services, and a significant network of community services as well as provision of care in the home. This includes care to people who live on Rathlin, the only inhabited island in Northern Ireland.  The Trust works in partnership with a range of other statutory, voluntary and community partners to provide the best health and social care to the population it serves.


‘The Western Health and Social Care Trust provides health and social care services across the Council areas of Strabane and Derry City, Fermanagh and Omagh District and a portion of the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area.   The Western Trust employs approximately 12,500 staff and spends £588 million annually in the delivery of health and social care services. Our aim is: “to provide high quality patient and client –focused Health and Social Care services through well trained staff with high morale”.The Trust provides services across 4,842 sq. km of landmass and delivers services from a number of hospitals, community based settings and in some cases directly in individuals’ homes’


“The NSPCC are the leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. We help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening. We work with families when they’re going through difficult times – like battling addiction or overcoming mental health problems. We offer all kinds of support – from helping new parents care for their baby to giving professionals the tools they need to assess neglect. We’re visiting primary schools and helping children understand what abuse is and giving them the confidence to speak out and seek help if they ever need it. We’re helping parents keep their children safe through campaigns like the Underwear Rule and Share Aware. We’re working in every community in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man .We deliver a 24hr Adult Helpline to help adults reports concerns or abuse or seek advice, we also deliver the Childline service both available free 24hrs a day.”


Causeway Coast and Glens Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) aims to make our community safer for all. We do this by focusing on the policing and community safety issues that matter most across the Causeway Coast and Glens. We:

Consult and Engage with the local community on the issues of concern in relation to policing and community safety. The Policing Committee has a distinct responsibility to provide views to the relevant District Commander and the Policing Board on policing matters;

Identify and Prioritise the particular issues of concern and prepare plans on how these can be tackled;

Monitor – a Policing Committee comprising the political and independent members will monitor the performance of the police and work to gain the co-operation of the public with the police in preventing crime;

Deliver a reduction in crime and enhance community safety in our district, directly through our own interventions, through the work of our delivery groups or through support for the work of others.


Nexus exists to provide services and support to people affected by sexual violence.  Last year 953 clients began counselling with Nexus in our three regional offices and 30+ outreach centres. In addition to our counselling services we offer education to young people on healthy sexual relationships as well as how to stay safe on and offline.  We also deliver training to relevant professionals working in the sector including social workers, youth workers and Youth Justice and PSNI staff.

We are committed to “break the silence on sexual violence”