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New guidance: Surveillance of Social Networking Sites – RIPA 2000

This important information applies to all Blue Sky Fostering Staff and Foster Carers. The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) 2000 restricts Local Authorities (including social workers) on using information from social media to make their investigations. This restricts SW’s from gathering information from social media about families or persons involved with Social Care. The Office of Surveillance Commissioners report 2015-2016 provides further guidance around this issue which you can read here.