Safeguarding is everyone's business

Welcome to the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland ensures that there are no barriers to protecting children and young people up to the age of 18 in Northern Ireland.

What we do

  • Educate

    • Make sure that everyone understands how important it is to keep children and young people safe
    • Make sure that all the organisations involved are doing the best job possible
  • Advise

    • Report to the Department of Health about what the organisations are doing
    • Give advice to organisations about best practice
  • Engage

    • Listen to the views of children and young people about the issues that matter to them
    • Educate organisations through a programme of training events and consultations

Upcoming events

Our events allow anyone with an interest in safeguarding to keep up to date with best practice in Northern Ireland.

Ongoing online training for practitioners is available on Events and Training (

There are no events currently planned - please check for future events.