Committees

We undertake our aims and objectives through a series of Panels and Sub-groups on areas like Child protection, Child Sexual Exploitation, Domestic abuse, Neglect and e-safety.

  • Child Protection Committee

    Tom Cassidy

    Western Health and Social Care Trust
    Director of Women & Children's Services

    The Child Protection Sub-Group was established in 2017 by SBNI following a recommendation in the Jay report.

  • CSE Committee

    Anthony McNally

    Police Service Northern Ireland
    Chief Superintendent

    To work to ensure the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people who are being, or who are at risk of being exploited.

  • Domestic Violence & Abuse Committee

    Bronagh Muldoon

    NSPCC
    Assistant Director

    SBNI has adopted a strength-based, trauma-informed approach to safeguarding children and young people.

  • Governance Committee

    Gerry Guckian

    Independent Lay Member

    The purpose of the Governance Committee is to review the establishment and maintenance of an effective system for governance across the whole of the SBNI’s activities and to support the achievement of the SBNI’s objectives, minimising the exposure to risk.

  • Interfaith Committee

    Dr Jacqui Montgomery-Devlin

    Secretary to the Council for Social Witness

    The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) created the ‘Interfaith’ Sub-Group in May 2015.

  • Online safety Forum

    Kerry Brennan

    Police Service Northern Ireland
    Chief Inspector

    The SBNI Online-Safety Forum (formally e-safety) operates as a non-statutory committee of the Safeguarding Board.

  • Policy and Procedures Committee

    Maura Dargan

    Northern Health and Social Care Trust
    Divisional Director of Women, Children and Families Division Executive Director of Social Work

    The Committee works to ensure the safety and welfare of children and young people. This is undertaken through the ongoing revision of Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, on a multiagency basis. 

  • Trauma Informed Practice Committee

    Simon Rogers

    Independent Lay Member

    The SBNI Strategic Plan 2022-2026 sets the direction for the next 4 years in which the SBNI commits to building on its work and to drive forward and embed a trauma informed approach to underpin all of its work to safeguard children and young people. This work is being taken forward by a Trauma Informed Practice (TIP) Committee formed in 2022.  The TIP implementation managers will continue to support member and partner agencies to embed a sustainable transformation model of Trauma Informed Practice building on existing knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma Informed Practice.