The Virtual School App

An innovative digital toolkit designed to help promote and improve educational outcomes for children in care.

Joined up Working in a Digital Environment

The App allows you to collaborate more efficiently, cultivate connections and facilitate safer communication between specific professional groups.

Advocate & Raise Awareness

Helping you and your partners engage in learning, the App explores what good practice looks like through encouraging participation, promoting awareness, and sharing clear advice and support to networks.

Keep it Local

There’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach to Virtual Schools. Different communities have different needs, and our App reflects this. It fully integrates with local authority and LSCP websites, complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 and is tailored to meet your requirements.

“We were really daunted by the prospect of setting up an App. However, with support and guidance that we received from INEQE, we were able to develop an amazing platform that enables us to engage with our young people in a new and exciting way.

This wouldn’t have been possible without the excellent customer service and technical skill of the team at INEQE”.

Benjamin Norton

Hackney Virtual School

Transformative communication and collaboration

Our alerts system will help you rapidly promote new safeguarding guidance, lessons from reviews and other key information. 
By utilising our App’s resources, including access to the latest online safety news, you can be confident your community will be ‘in the loop’ when it comes to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. 
Enable authorised users to post ‘digital notices’ within the App. Think of this as a digital version of a real notice board in the staff room or reception. Designated users can share text, audio, and video to a closed group of App users. They can also be used by professionals to communicate with particular groups.
Curate your own content and share news with your community. This feature makes it easy to create, categorise, add media, and communicate through newsletters, blogs, photo gallery, videos, PDFs, and more. 
The App is tailored to meet the individual needs of every user group. Whether their role is a designated teacher, foster carer, social worker or young person, they will discover the information that is important and relevant to them.

This feature enables a coach, or member of staff travelling with students to share their location with their parents or other staff.

Available on both iOS and Android phones, users can share their live location to a trusted contact (the child’s parent or carer) for a limited period.

Access our CPD certified safeguarding courses via the App or iAcademy platform.

Examples of CPD accredited courses:

  • Safeguarding Level 1 and 3
  • Appropriate Use of Social Media
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • FGM
  • Youth Produced Imagery

Engaging and Interactive

Generate quick quizzes as a fun and interactive way to embed learning and test knowledge. 
Expand your reach with in-App information, advice and guidance, delivering immersive multimedia content to mobile and tablet devices. 

Reshape your digital workspace with a staff directory that allows professionals to search, view and engage with others.   

Add quick links to useful information such as Ofsted Reports, Practice Guidance, Policies and Procedures. 

Make it easy for users to search for a service, find contact details, or get directions to a particular setting. 
Keep your community informed of important dates and other events. 

Expert Online Safety Advice

All members of your community will have access to the Online Safety Centre, a designated hub that explains how to set parental controls, safety settings and much more, all divided by popular platforms and operating systems.

When working directly with children, professionals can use this advice as part of their assessments of risk and/or to promote a safer online experience, explaining issues such and blocking, reporting and muting.

Users can access a range of relevant online safety content developed by our in-house experts, such as:

  • Need to Know
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Social Media & Apps
  • Image Sharing
  • Online Gaming
  • Personal Information
  • Cyber Resilience
  • Immersive Experiences
  • The Online World
  • Younger Children
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Harmful Content

Insight Led Approaches

Provides key insights into real-time user analytics and enables you to utilise all the App has to offer. 
Use our in-App features (such as surveys) to gather intelligence and better understand context. Explore themes, patterns and trends and target areas for improvement to deliver the best outcomes for children.  
Equip users with the ability to report an anonymous safeguarding concern directly from the App to the Virtual School Safeguarding Lead.  
Digitise your absence management procedures with Absence Reporting. When activated, users can inform you about a child’s absence with a notification that goes.
Capture the thoughts and opinions of your community via in-App surveys and polls. 

Client Testimonials

Patricia Mulholland

Social Worker

“Foster carers have told us that having the information, advice and updated material they need in their pocket on the App is something they really value. I believe that in an age of austerity the App will help us change both the way we engage staff and carers as well as how we deliver training”.

Head Teacher


“I am delighted with our new App, which will support our aim of keeping our students safe at all times. We are very pleased to be working with INEQE in the production of the App and know that their support and expertise will help us ensure that [our college] is at the forefront of online safety.”

Vice Principal


“I’m passionate about keeping children safe and I think that this App brings together a wide range of credible resources from a really experienced team with a lot of knowledge behind it.”

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Why Choose Us

INEQE Safeguarding Group believe in empowering people to stay safer through education, community engagement, and the use of innovative technology.  

Established in 2011, we employ 40 full time staff from a range of professional backgrounds, including education, social work, policing, research, technology and the third sector.

We deliver safeguarding services that range from leading complex reviews, providing consultancy, mentoring, and training, to the development of bespoke Ed-Tech solutions.

Our primary aim is to help organisations reflect, learn, and improve, so they are better able to address the specific safeguarding risks they face.  

Get In Touch

For further information and to discuss your requirements contact us: