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

What is Coronavirus? An explainer for children

Upcoming events

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

  • Image of young male with text recognition of cse in young males

    Webinar 2: Thursday 23rd September 2021 12:00-2:00pm

    23 September 2021 | 12 - 2pm

     

    This webinar is the 2nd in a series of 3.  Facilitated by Dr Jacqui Montgomery-Devlin author of Briefing paper 2:

     

    The influence of paramilitarism in Northern Ireland on the recognition of child sexual exploitation in young males

     

    The purpose of this webinar hosted by SBNI Child Sexual Exploitation Committee is to:

     

    • To discuss the influence of paramilitarism in NI on recognition of CSE in young males
    • To discuss the context of paramilitarism in NI
    • To highlight factors impeding the recognition of CSE in males within these environments
    • Consider implications for policy and practice in this area
  • Image of male with text recognising offending of CSE in young males

    Webinar 3: Thursday 30th September 2021 12:00 – 2:00pm

    30 September 2021 | 12 - 2pm

     

    This webinar is the 3rd in a series of 3.  Facilitated by Dr Jacqui Montgomery-Devlin author of Briefing paper 3:

     The association between youth offending and the recognition of child sexual exploitation in young males

    The purpose of this webinar hosted by SBNI Child Sexual Exploitation Committee is to:

    • To explore the complexity of youth offending in relation to the sexual exploitation of young males; specifically, how it impacts on the recognition of CSE
    • To discuss emerging themes  from the research
    • To discuss recommendations made to inform policy and practice relating to CSE and youth justice.