Social media and the bereaved

I’ve just returned from an excellent workshop run by Gwent LRF. They train professionals from the police and local authorities who might work with bereaved families after a major incident together. This workshop was focusing on issues relating to the media and the bereaved. I was talking, in particular, about social media. My slides are included at the bottom.

This is a great scheme Gwent are running and I think many other areas could learn from it.

It was a reminder of how many people from across the public sector will be called upon during and following an emergency. It’s becoming harder and harder to find the resource to train and exercise those people. But without training and exercising all you have are a list of names in a plan.