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Internet safety: Social workers 'need to keep up to date with technology'

27 July 2013 Last updated at 15:23 BST

Many social workers lack confidence and know-how when it comes to dealing with online grooming and sexual abuse of children, a survey has suggested.

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) said they desperately needed specialist training.

An online survey of 327 social workers found 74% wanted more support, while half felt concerned about dealing with online sexual abuse or behaviour.

Janet Foulds, the former chair of BASW, says that social workers need to be able to keep up to date with the latest technology.