To enhance the safety and welfare of children and young people by developing and revising Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies and Procedures, on a multi-agency basis.
- Develop Policy & Procedures which will contribute to the objectives set in the SBNI’s 3 year Strategic Plan.
- Fulfil the policy and procedural requirements contained in the Departmental Guidance relating to the creation of the SBNI.
- Review individual policy and procedures identified by professional staff as being ambiguous or unhelpful.
- Following the conclusion of the current Departmental review of policies, produce a revised Regional Policy and Procedures, which reflects the changes in thinking and practice contained in the Department’s revision of Cooperating to Safeguard Children.
- Agree with the Member Agencies a dissemination process for the revised document.
Consultation on the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) Regional Child Protection/Safeguarding Policy and Procedures
SECTION 1: Core Procedures
- Child Protection Case Conferences
- Child Protection Enquiries
- Communication Neeeds of Children, Young People and Families
- Guidance to Ensure the Voice of the Child is Heard
- Medical Assessment of Alleged or Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect
- Responding to Abuse and Neglect
- The Child Protection Register
SECTION 2: Safeguarding Practice Guidance
- Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief
- Children from Abroad
- Children Living Away from Home
- Children of Parents with Learning Difficulties
- Children/Young People Missing from Home and Care
- Children/Young of Parents with Mental Health Problems
- Children/Young People with a Disability
- Children/Young People of Parents that Misuse Substances
- Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Violence and Abuse
- E-Safety: Children/Young People Exposed to Abuse Through the Digital Media
- Fabricated or Induced Illness
- Female Genital Mutilation
- Forced Marriage
- Children/Young People Affected by Gang/Group Activity or Serious Youth Violence
- Children who Display Harmful Sexual Behaviour or Developmentally Inappropriate Sexual Behaviour
- Honour-Based Violence
- Safeguarding Children and Young People against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism
- Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour
- Trafficked Children/Young People
SECTION 3: Individuals who Pose a Risk to Children/Young People
- Management and Use of Information Concerning Known and Suspected Offenders against Children/Young People
SECTION 4: Roles and Responsibilities of the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland
SECTION 5: Protocols
- Bruising Marks in Pre-Mobile Babies